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In order of appearance.
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!{{Arc Villain}}s
[[index]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallFrieza Frieza]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallCell Cell]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallMajinBuu Majin Buu]]
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!Saiyan Saga
[[folder:Raditz]]
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!!'''Raditz (ラディッツ; ''Radittsu'')'''
->Voiced by: Creator/ShigeruChiba (Japanese)
->Voiced by: Jason Gray-Stanford, Doug Parker (Ocean dub)
->Voiced by: Creator/ChristopherSabat, Creator/JustinCook (Funimation dub)
->Voiced by: Humberto Solórzano (Latin American)

Goku's brother and the first villain introduced in the ''Z'' series. Sent to check up on Goku's progress of Earth's conquest only to find his brother a changed person. Ends up kidnapping Gohan which prompts the legendary [[{{Enemy Mine}} alliance between Goku and Piccolo]].
* ArcVillain: Begins the most recognized part of the ''Dragon Ball'' series.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Spends the vast majority of the fight against Goku and Piccolo boasting about his own superiority over them. And he's only a relatively mild example compared to [[UpToEleven Vegeta and Nappa...]]
** Gets subverted as the arc goes on: while he is generally cocky and arrogant when he has the upper hand, he immediately begins to panic and turns into a DirtyCoward when he begins to lose control over a fight.
* AxCrazy: Not in the anime/manga itself, but some depictions of him in the games seem to accentuate his more hotheaded traits to be borderline crazy.
* BigBadWannabe: When he first shows up, he seems to be a unstoppable menace the likes of which has never been seen before. But it turns out that in the larger scale of things, he's just a glorified EliteMook for Vegeta. He becomes an even smaller fish compared to the overall pond of Frieza's mooks.
* BigBrotherBully: An extreme case for Goku. First, he kidnapped Goku's son (his nephew) and attempted to force Goku to kill one-hundred humans by the end of the day. When that didn't work, he tried to murder his brother for refusing to join him and attempted to kill Gohan for his hidden power. He's the textbook evil brother.
* BloodKnight: Like all Saiyan, loves to fight and has a strong blood-lust. He even tried to get Goku to joined by talking about all the battles they can have in space.
* TheBrute: Has few notable personality traits, and all of his screen time consists of brutally beating down the heroes, going out of his way to make them suffer for being weaker than him.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Goku's Abel, to the point that it results in the latter's first death.
* DirtyCoward: Rather ironic that he is one, considering that he comes from a race composed of BloodKnight {{Determinator}}s who actually would prefer death when defeated in battle than living with the shame of losing, especially to someone of a weaker caste level than themselves. Begging for your life seems to be a trademark of Frieza's army. Also Raditz in particular being a coward justifies his comparatively low power level: Saiyans get stronger after recovering from life-threatening injuries. Cowards are less likely to get those kinds of injuries.
* EliteMook[=/=]MauveShirt: Frieza at least knows his name.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In an anime only flashback, both Raditz and Nappa are horrified to discover that Vegeta did not care that their race got wiped out, stating that they all deserved to die for being weak (note that his own parents were among those killed).
* EvilCounterpart: To Goku. They both love to fight and were born on the low end of the power scale of Saiyan society. Goku is brave (not afraid of death) and chose to grow stronger instead of choosing to stay as a "low class." Raditz is a coward who begs for his life when he's about to be killed and remained weak because he hid behind people much stronger than him instead of trying to improve his own skill.
* EvilUncle: Kidnapped Gohan with the intention to raise him as a real Saiyan, and using him as bait for Goku.
* {{Flanderization}}: Some of the games take his more hotheaded traits UpToEleven and make him more crazed.
* ForeheadOfDoom: Has a brig broad forehead.
* [[LukeIAmYourFather Goku, I Am Your Brother]]: Goku and everyone else were very surprised when he announced himself as his brother.
* HeelRealization: Granted, a non-canon one, but a [[WhatCouldHaveBeen what-if]] version of the Saiyan Saga that plays out in ''Budokai Tenkaichi 2'' has Raditz suffer amnesia, train alongside Goku and Gohan, becoming a valued ally against Piccolo. He later regains his memories and grudgingly (due to the threat of Vegeta and Nappa) resumes his conquest of the Earth. He is trounced by the combined might of Goku, Krillin, Gohan, and Piccolo and learns what "true strength" is: defending those who cannot defend themselves.
** In addition, Raditz gets a ([[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments surprisingly touching]]) dream sequence where he admits to his long-dead father that he not only ''misses him'', but that Raditz--despite his boasts--considers himself a weakling.
** HeroicSacrifice: Another incident from the What-If Saga: a badly wounded Raditz sacrifices his life to stop Vegeta and Nappa from reaching the Earth (by crashing his ship into theirs), warning his young sibling about the threat of an even greater monster that the Saiyans serve...
* {{Jerkass}}: BIG TIME. Kidnapped his nephew and tried to murder his baby brother, he's definitely a jerk.
* KickTheDog: See EvilUncle above.
* KilledOffForReal: Unlike a lot of the ''DBZ'' villains, he ''never'' comes back. You'd think being Goku's brother he'd play a bigger role. [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100812153842/dragonball/images/6/6a/CoolerAndroid19OthersGT.png He appears only briefly in the background]] in ''GT'' when the villains escape from Hell.
* KnightOfCerebus: As soon as he arrived on Earth and delivered the WhamLine that Goku is in fact a member of an elite ruthless alien warrior race, you knew that the tone and direction of the series would be changed forever. So much so that for the anime, his appearance officially marked the transition from the original series to ''Z''.
* LackOfEmpathy: He notably takes advantage of Goku's own empathy, and pummels him as a result laughing at his younger brother's gullibility. Of course, he should've thought about doing this [[YouLeaveHimAlone in front]] [[BerserkButton of Gohan]]...
** On the other hand, he does express genuine grief that Goku would actually sacrifice himself for what he considers people far weaker.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Raditz suffers this--in an echo of his younger brother's memory loss--in the ''Tenkaichi 2'' what-if version of the Saiyan Saga mentioned above. Raditz's memory loss is brought about by a defective Saibaman exploding in his face. While Raditz retains all of his might (and pent-up resentment at being called "weak"), he becomes more docile. His full memory is painfully reawakened upon seeing Gohan's tail.
* NobleDemon: In the anime. Most notably when he actually showed admiration towards Gohan for actually hurting him, and when he, like Nappa, was shown to be horrified when Vegeta decided to forsake desires to avenge his race by wanting to rule the galaxy.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Only surpassed in this by Nappa and Vegeta. The sole reason he antagonises Goku is because of his refusal to accept his Saiyan heritage[[note]]Granted, "accepting his Saiyan heritage" included having to commit genocide on the entire population of Earth, which was unacceptable to [[AllLovinghero Goku]][[/note]].
* RapunzelHair: Fans joke about what would happen to his hair if he went Super Saiyan 3.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: In an alternate telling of the events in ''Budokai Tenkaichi 2'', Raditz ends up sacrificing his life to stop Vegeta and Nappa's invasion on earth.
* SadisticChoice: Gives Goku one when they meet: either Goku kills 100 humans within the next 24 hours and joins Frieza's army, or Raditz kills Gohan. Goku, of course, [[TakeAThirdOption Takes a Third Option]] and forms an EnemyMine with Piccolo to take him out.
* SiblingYinYang: With Goku. Raditz is evil with no redeeming qualities, while his brother Goku is a selfless NiceGuy.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Believe it or not, Raditz is essentially the catalyst for the entire second half of the Dragon Ball manga. Had Raditz not remembered his little brother and come to Earth, the entire series would have been turned on its head: Piccolo and Goku would never have teamed up and thus Piccolo wouldn't have joined the Z-Fighters. He may have even remained evil, and continued on with a plan to terrorize planet Earth, had he and Goku not joined forces. Goku wouldn't have trained with King Kai, but merely at his own pace, and would have been far too weak to combat the androids by the time they arrived, assuming he hadn't already died from the heart virus he was to contract. Gohan would never been trained by Piccolo, and thus would never have become a fighter at all. Vegeta and Nappa would never have received the transmission involving the Dragon Balls, and thus would never have visited the Earth, thus remaining under Freeza's thumb — Freeza himself would also never have been killed, allowing the Cold family to continue terrorizing the universe. Despite being the weakest villain at the start of the series, Raditz coming to Earth is what allowed the Z series to be what it became.
* StarterVillain: For the Saiyan arc, and ''Z'' as a whole. He kicks Goku and Piccolo's butts upon his introduction and is one of the weakest characters at the start of ''Z''.
* ThemeNaming: Named after the vegetable radish.
* TheUnfavorite: Vegeta and Nappa didn't like him much, referring him as a weakling for dying.
** And not mentioning how Bardock never thought of him once, even in his dying moments.
*** Averted, thankfully, in Dragon Ball Minus, where Bardock asks Gine where Raditz is when he arrived back on Vegeta on Freeza's orders, and tells Goku that he'd also tell Raditz not to look at the moon, showing at least some concern and regard for his firstborn.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Lampshaded in ''Attack of the Saiyans'' where Goku points out that Raditz didn't train at all in Hell. It seems he prefers trying to steal magical items to instantly get power.
* VillainsWantMercy: First example in ''Z''. He begs for mercy when Piccolo was going to kill him with his Special Beam Cannon. When he was shown mercy, he kicks Goku, breaks his ribs, and mocks him for his mercy. When he's about to be killed again, he pleads for his life. This time, no one listened.
** ISurrenderSuckers: Another first example.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Does not take after his father at all. Or his mother.
* WarmupBoss[=/=]WakeUpCallBoss: Manages to be both.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Hinted in some of the video games like ''Burst Limit''.
* WouldHurtAChild: He threatens to have Gohan killed unless Goku joins him. [[PapaWolf Big]] [[WhatAnIdiot mistake]].
* TheWorfEffect: Basically his purpose. He shows up, [[NoSell no sells]] Piccolo's blasts, curb stomps Goku and Krillin with one hit each, and spends most of the rest of his screen time beating down Goku and Piccolo. Then he reveals he isn't even half as powerful as one of his partners, and several times weaker than the other.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nappa]]
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!!'''Nappa (ナッパ)'''
->Voiced by: ShozoIizuka (''Z''), Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (''GT''), Creator/TetsuInada (''Kai'') (Japanese)
->Voiced by: Creator/MichaelDobson (Ocean dub)
->Voiced by: Creator/ChristopherSabat, Phil Parsons (Funimation dub)
->Voiced by: José Luis Castañeda, Héctor Reynoso (''Kai'') (Latin American)

Vegeta's partner and fellow surviving Saiyan. Practically dominates all of the Z Fighters in their fight till Goku arrives and easily beats him down. Vegeta then finishes him off thinking he was being weak; of course he was very very wrong on that front.
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Like all Saiyans, he embodies this trope to the full extent.
* AxCrazy: And how, he nearly loses his sanity while fighting Goku.
* {{Badass}}: It's a requirement on any good Saiyan résumé. He effortlessly [[CurbStompBattle thrashed]] the Z Fighters, causing the deaths of Chiaotzu, Tien, and Piccolo. He would have taken out Krillin and Gohan as well, had Goku not shown up.
** BadassMustache: Until Goku curbstomps him.
* BaldOfEvil: More of a greyish, but still obviously bad streak.
* BreathWeapon: His "greatest technique", even better than the one that scored a OneHitKill on Piccolo. [[TheWorfBarrage Goku instantly counters it with a quick blast of his own.]]
* TheBrute: Solves his problems with force, [[DumbMuscle yet listens to his superior obediently]].
* BloodKnight: He really loves fighting and causing destruction. Then again, it's to be expected as he is a Saiyan.
* TheDragon: To Vegeta. He was a full adult when Vegeta was still a child.
* DumbMuscle: He isn't that smart (choosing to solve every problem with violence) and follows Vegeta's every order.
* EvenEvilHasStandards[=/=]EvilerThanThou: To Vegeta, a lot. In an anime only episode when he and Vegeta incidentally save an entire planet from tyranny, Nappa openly protests when Vegeta blows up said planet on a whim out of sheer sadism, saying "But those people called us heroes". His first reaction to hearing about the Dragon Balls is to suggest using them to wish back their fallen comrade, Raditz, which Vegeta rejects, saying that Raditz deserved to die if he got killed by weak Earthlings. Another, later anime-only sequence shows a flashback where Nappa talks about how bummed he is that the Saiyans got exterminated, while Vegeta says that they all deserved to die for being weak (note that his own parents were among those killed). Both he and Raditz are greatly bewildered when Nappa points out that Frieza killed their entire race and Vegeta ALREADY KNEW IT AND DIDN'T CARE. Finally, Nappa is visibly shocked when Vegeta kills off one of the Saibamen after it lost to Tien. Vegeta says that the Saibaman was of no use to them anymore, to which Nappa replies "But still... it was alive!"
* GameBreakingInjury: Goku puts him out of commission by breaking his back, after which Vegeta kills Nappa himself.
* GeneralRipper: Prior to the destruction of Planet Vegeta, he was the commanding General of the Saiyan Army.
** Only in the English dub. Him being the commander was never mentioned in the Japanese version. Going by the Bardock special though, he did seem to be Prince Vegeta's personal aid though, which is still a notable and impressive position.
* HairTriggerTemper: Seriously, he gets worked up and/or angry so easily that Vegeta looks perfectly rational in comparison.
* HavingABlast: His Volcano Explosion technique, where he uses his ki to create massive explosions just by raising two fingers. It's quite possibly his SignatureMove.
* HeroKiller: Killed Chaozu, Tien Shinhan, and Piccolo.
** Although Chaozu and Tien both died in failed {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s, so he actually only killed Piccolo.
* {{Jerkass}}: As a born-and-raised Saiyan, it's a guarantee.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Has one delivered against him when Goku returns. After spending episode after episode wreaking havoc on Earth, killing millions of innocent people, and taking out most of the Z Fighters, it sure was satisfying to watch Goku [[CurbStompBattle easily beat him to a pulp]].
* KilledOffForReal: Once he dies, he's pretty much out of the picture until the gate to Hell is opened in GT.
* LeeroyJenkins: Nappa is such an arrogant fighter that he believed that the Z Fighters were so weak that dodging their attacks was unnecessary. When Gohan assaulted him with a Masenko blast using all of his energy, Nappa chose to deflect the blast with this bare hands instead of simply moving out of the way. He tried to do the same to Krillin's Destructo Disk, and had not been for Vegeta's warning, Nappa would have [[OffWithHisHead paid the price]] for underestimating his foes.
* MadeOfIron: Even Goku is surprised by how much resistance he has. Note that Goku is twice as strong as Nappa, and yet Nappa still kept getting up, despite beating after beating.
* NobleDemon: Hinted at a few times--He considered reviving Raditz, and in some flashbacks, Nappa was also shown to be disgusted at the fact that he, Raditz, and Vegeta wiped out a world for Frieza for what is essentially nothing, not even praise (and he was fully ready to attack Frieza had Vegeta not stopped him), and he also was shown to be genuinely horrified when Vegeta decided to forsake desires to avenge his race by wanting to rule the galaxy.
* OlderSidekick: To Vegeta.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He has a lot of fun blowing up cities and destroying the navy when he reaches Earth.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: He's a Saiyan.
* PhraseCatcher: [[MemeticMutation "Vegeta! What does the scouter say about his POWER level?"]]
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Like most generic brutes.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's the red to Vegeta's blue. Think about that for a moment.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Upon escaping from Hell in the Super 17 arc of ''GT'', Nappa, instead of heeding Vegeta's friendly advice to leave town, instead attempts to kill Vegeta out of revenge for killing him due to his broken back. Predictably, he fails.
* {{Sadist}}: He's a very typical Saiyan. He loves to play with his food.
* SatelliteCharacter: Has no real characteristics other than being TheBrute who follows Vegeta's orders.
* ThemeNaming: Like all Saiyans, he's named after a vegetable (Napa cabbage).
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: In GT. Vegeta easily one-shots him with little effort.
* YouHaveFailedMe: After Goku breaks Nappa's back, Vegeta, after grabbing Nappa's hand seemingly to help him up, hurls him into the air, tells Nappa that he won't be such a disappointment when he's dead, and then annihilates him with a powerful beam attack.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Surprisingly, Nappa shows concern for the Saibamen under his command. To quote the [[http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Saibaman Wiki]]:
--> Nappa seems to be very knowledgeable about Saibamen, and knows how to grow them. He seemed to enjoy planting them, and even showed some slight compassion for them, as he is shocked when Vegeta kills one of their own after it failed to kill Tien. He is also shown coaching the Saibaman who killed Yamcha, and is later angry that its fight ended in a draw. He states that settling for a draw was pathetic. After Krillin and Piccolo kill the remaining Saibamen, Nappa begs Vegeta to let him kill the five remaining Z Fighters.
* TheWorfEffect: He defeats all of the Z-fighters which had trained to fight him, killing half of them, including Piccolo. Then Goku comes and curbstomps him.
* WouldHurtAChild: Has no problems fighting Gohan.
** KillTheCutie: And trying to kill him until Piccolo steps in and saves him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Saibamen]]
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Six plant monsters grown by Nappa to fight the Z warriors.
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* ActionBomb[=/=]SuicideAttack: Just ask Yamcha.
* AllThereInTheManual: The Daizenshu reveals they were created through biotechnology, and were used by Frieza's men after they learned to understand orders.
[[/folder]]

!Frieza Saga
[[folder:Zarbon and Dodoria]]
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!!'''Zarbon (ザーボン; ''Zaabon'') and Dodoria (ドドリア)'''
->Zarbon voiced by: [[Creator/ShowHayami Sho Hayami]] (''Z''), Hiroaki Miura (''Kai'') (Japanese)
->Zarbon voiced by: Creator/PaulDobson (Ocean dub)
->Zarbon voiced by: Creator/ChristopherSabat (''Z''), Creator/JMichaelTatum (''Kai'') (Funimation dub)
->Zarbon voiced by: Arturo Mercado (Latin American)
->Dodoria voiced by: Creator/YukitoshiHori (''Z''), TakashiNagasako(''Kai'') (Japanese)
->Dodoria voiced by: Ward Perry (Ocean dub)
->Dodoria voiced by: Chris Forbis (''Z''), Creator/JohnSwasey (''Kai'') (Funimation dub)
->Dodoria voiced by: Mario Sauret, Armando Coria (''Kai'') (Latin American)

Frieza's EliteMooks whose strength were third and fourth only to the Frieza and the Ginyu Force, at least in Frieza's section of control. They serve to show how powerful Saiyans become after recovering from a near death experience. Dodoria, who was stronger than Vegeta before his defeat on Earth is killed with ease. Zarbon beats Vegeta to near death in his monstrous second form, only for Vegeta to later recover and kill Zarbon instead.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Dodoria. He's quite agile for someone so fat.
* AffablyEvil: Zarbon. He isn't as sadistic as Frieza and his men, including Dodoria, and just appears to be doing his job. He's actually quite polite as long as he doesn't transforms. Then he turns into a brute.
* AgentPeacock: Zarbon. He is very vain to the point that he won't used his more powerful transformation for the sake of vanity.
* AlienBlood: Zarbon's blood is dark blue. Not surprising given his skin color.
* AmbiguouslyGay[=/=]CampStraight: Zarbon. Very flamboyant, talks in a soft voice, and always pines about his looks. Doesn't help that he's a pretty boy, despite being a green-skin alien.
* {{Bishonen}}: Zarbon. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded by Bulma]].
* BreathWeapon: Dodoria. How he kills Cargo.
* TheBrute: Dodoria. He doesn't have a real personality outside of being a sadistic bully.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Dodoria against the Nameks. He easily kills three Namekians who {{curb stomp|Battle}} all of Frieza's weaker men.
* DetachedSleeves: Zarbon's standard outfit.
* DirtyCoward: When it was clear Vegeta had them beat and was going to kill them, they begged for their lives with Zarbon [[WeCanRuleTogether trying to side with him to overthrow Frieza]]. Didn't work.
* TheDragon: Zarbon.
* EliteMooks: Dodoria's Elite in the special ''Bardock: The Father of Goku''.
* EvilIsSexy: In-universe example with Bulma's [[{{Squee}} squeeing at Zarbon]].
** Which then led to in-universe {{Squick}}, post-[[PowerUpgradingDeformation hideous]] [[OneWingedAngel transformation]].
* FatBastard: Dodoria. He coldly murders the Nameks including a child. He would have killed Dende if Gohan hadn't saved him.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Zarbon, who'd rather fight in his weaker first form than use his ugly second form.
* {{Gonk}}: Dodoria, somewhat. Zarbon in his true form, which is why he uses his weaker, more attractive form.
* {{Jerkass}}: Dodoria. See FatBastard
* JuggleFu: Zarbon with a Dragon Ball.
* LargeHam: Zarbon.
* MeteorMove: Zarbon, Type B.
* OneWingedAngel: Zarbon's second form.
* PowerUpgradingDeformation: Zarbon's hideous second form.
* PsychoForHire: Dodoria. He's far more sadistic and cruel than Zarbon. His bloodlust is probably second only to Frieza.
* PunchClockVillain: Zarbon. In contrast to Dodoria, who seems to be a ruthless PsychoForHire, Zarbon is more sympathetic. In fact, he just seems to follow the orders of Freeza because he says that will kill him if he does not.
** On the other hand, according to "Bardock: The Father of Goku", he was the one that gave Freeza the suggestion to commit genocide on the Saiyans, in response to their potential threat. He also expressed quite racist sentiments to Vegeta, Nappa & Raditz in a {{Filler}} episode.
* RightHandHottie: Zarbon, until he transforms.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Are Pink]]: Dodoria. He has pink skin and is quite powerful.
* {{Sadist}}: Dodoria. Have no problem murdering children and the elderly with a huge grin on his face. Yeah, he counts.
* ShesAManInJapan: Dodoria's female in the Hungarian dub.
** [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged ... "WHAT?!"]]
* ThemeNaming: Dodoria is named after the durian fruit. The spikes on his head is also to reflect that.
** Zarbon's name originates from the Japanese name for the pomelo fruit, and his skin is almost exactly the same color as a pomelo.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Almost always seen together. They are pretty much Frieza's right-hand men outside the Ginyu Force.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Both Dodoria and Zarbon make the mistake of underestimating Vegeta, and it eventually costs them their lives (In Zarbon's case, it was initially rectified by [[OneWingedAngel transforming]] and defeating him, but failed to take into account Vegeta's Zenkai boost during the rematch).
* WouldHurtAChild: In the anime only, Dodoria ended up murdering Dende's brother Cargo for what was essentially no reason at all. He also would had killed Dende if Gohan and Krillin hadn't stepped in.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Zarbon.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Zarbon.
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[[folder:The Ginyu Force]]
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!!'''The Ginyu Force (ギニュー特戦隊; ''Ginyuu Tokusentai'')\\
Captain Ginyu (ギニュー)\\
Jeice (ジース; ''Jiisu'')\\
Burter (バータ; ''Baata'')\\
Recoome (リクーム; ''Rikuumu'')\\
Guldo (グルド; ''Gurudo'')'''
->Recoome voiced by: Creator/KenjiUtsumi (''Z''), Seiji Sasaki (''Kai'') (Japanese)
->Recoome voiced by: DavidKaye (Ocean dub)
->Recoome voiced by: Creator/ChristopherSabat (Funimation dub)
->Recoome voiced by: Mario Sauret, Salvador Reyes (''Kai'') (Latin American)
->Jeice voiced by: Kazumi Tanaka (''Z''), Creator/DaisukeKishio (''Kai'') (Japanese)
->Jeice voiced by: Creator/ScottMcNeil (Ocean dub)
->Jeice voiced by: Creator/ChristopherSabat (''Z''), Creator/JasonLiebrecht (''Kai'') (Funimation dub)
->Jeice voiced by: Sergio Bonilla, José Arenas (''Kai'') (Latin American)
->Burter voiced by: Yukimasa Kishimo (''Z''), Creator/MasayaOnosaka (''Kai'') (Japanese)
->Burter voiced by: Alec Willows (Ocean dub)
->Burter voiced by: Mark Britten, Creator/ChristopherSabat (''Z''), VicMignogna (''Kai'') (Funimation dub)
->Burter voiced by: José Luis Castañeda, José Gilberto Vilchis (''Kai'') (Latin American)
->Guldo voiced by: Creator/KozoShioya (''Z''), Creator/YasuhiroTakato (''Kai'') (Japanese)
->Guldo voiced by: Terry Klassen (Ocean dub)
->Guldo voiced by: Dylan Thompson, Bill Townsley (''Z''), Creator/GregAyres (''Kai'') (Funimation dub)
->Guldo voiced by: Ricardo Hill, Ricardo Mendoza (''Kai'') (Latin American)
->Captain Ginyu voiced by: Creator/HideyukiHori (''Z''), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (''Kai'') (Japanese)
->Captain Ginyu voiced by: Richard Newman (Ocean dub)
->Captain Ginyu voiced by: Dale Kelly, Brice Armstrong (''Z''), R. Bruce Elliot (''Kai'') (Funimation dub)
->Captain Ginyu voiced by: César Soto, Octavio Rojas (''Kai'') (Latin American)

Mercenaries summoned by Frieza after his EliteMooks are killed. Their strength is second only to his. Basically just obstacles to get in the Z Fighters' way while everyone was looking for the Dragon Balls on Namek. With Ginyu's unique power, he switched bodies with Goku, horribly injuring his own before the switch. When Ginyu is almost beaten by Vegeta, he attempts to take Vegeta's body. Goku first blocks Ginyu's path and regains his body and then throws a frog in Ginyu's path when he tries again. Ginyu is stuck as a frog, who couldn't talk or switch bodies. The rest of the Ginyu Force was killed by Vegeta, but only after most of them were distracted or already defeated and knocked unconscious by Goku
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* AbusiveParents: Burter's mother makes him do all the chores of his house and slaps him whenever he's late for dinner. This is what drove him to be the fastest in the universe... [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter and then along came Goku]].
* {{Adorkable}}: Rare evil example. They often play rock-paper-scissors to decide who will fight, bet candy, and strike weird posers that they think is cool. They come off as a joke, until the fighting starts.
* AffablyEvil: They really seem like a fun, likeable bunch of guys... If not for the fact that they're the elite guard of the galaxy's most brutal dictator and all...
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Another example in the series with no explanation.
* AllMenArePerverts: Guldo in his younger years, which is quite creepy since he's only a kid at the time...
* AssKickingPose: Possibly the most famous example in anime.
* UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent: Jeice in the Funimation dub. In the original Ocean Dub he was given a UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}}, supposedly "Brummie" (Birmingham).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Of course, Captain Ginyu is the strongest. It's not called the Ginyu Force for nothing.
* BashBrothers: Jeice and Burter are always seen taking on opponents together, and they tend to combine their attacks quite frequently.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Vegeta and Frieza both know this well enough from the start, but fans might not be convinced until they see just what Ginyu's crew is capable of when they get down to business.
* BraggingThemeTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcgDgwNR1ZE In ''Kai''.]]
* BreathWeapon: Recoome's '''Eraser Gun!'''
* BunnyEarsLawyer: There's a reason why [[BadBoss Frieza]] tolerates their quirky and childish personalities.
* DanceBattler: Recoome. He's quite graceful given his size. He's the second tallest next to Burter.
* DeadpanSnarker: Jeice.
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Ginyu. He injured his own body to disable Goku once he performed his body switching technique.
* {{Determinator}}: Ginyu. Not even being turned into a frog sets him back for long.
* TheDreaded: Vegeta actually fears them to the extent that when he learned that Frieza had called them to Namek, he quickly formed an EnemyMine with Gohan and Krillin.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Not very obvious unless you're savvy with their names' literal translation into milk products.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: During Goku and Ginyu's battle, Jeice distracts Goku with his Crusher Ball, allowing Ginyu to grab him from behind. Ginyu lets Goku go and tells Jeice not to interfere. Goku later acknowledges this when he tells Ginyu that he's not as bad as the others. [[CavalierCompetitor As long as the fight didn't have him being at a disadvantage]].
* EvilIsHammy: Captain Ginyu and Recoome in particular, although they all indulge in ham.
* EvilRedhead: Recoome.
* EvilSoundsDeep: All five of them in the Ocean dub.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Two of Guldo's eyes are on the sides of his head.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Captain Ginyu. For a warrior and the strongest soldier in Freeza's army, if he had to choose between death and being stuck in the body of a small Namekian Frog rendering him essentially helpless, its likely he'd rather be dead.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Ginyu, the leader and the most powerful guy on the team.
** TheDragon: Jeice, Ginyu's second in command.
** EvilGenius: Burter, being as big and muscle-bound as Recoome, but focuses on speed rather than brute strength. He's also the one coming up with all the tactics when he and Jeice fight Goku.
** TheBrute: Recoome, the big ruthless bruiser.
** DarkChick: Guldo, the little guy who earns a place among the big boys thanks to his mind powers.
* GeniusBruiser: Burter, who seems to act as the tactician when Ginyu isn't around.
* {{Gonk}}: Guldo. He's the least human looking of the Ginyu Force.
* GrandTheftMe: Ginyu's tough on his own, but if he's up against someone stronger than himself, he can turn the tables by stealing their body.
* HiddenDepths: All five of them in their younger years.
** [[MiseryBuildsCharacter Burter]], as mentioned above, has a mother that mistreats him daily, which why he dedicates his life to being the fastest in the universe (which blows up completely in his face by Goku).
** [[DanceBattler Recoome]] used to be a ballet-dancer, explaining his stamina and poses.
** [[CasanovaWannabe Ginyu]] used his body-switching powers on a popular, but dimwitted, kid at school only to learn it's more important (to him) for men to have strength over money.
** {{Je|rkJock}}ice was a Little League baseball player, which is how he developed his signature Crusher Ball technique.
** [[BrattyHalfPint Guldo]] used his PsychicPowers to look up girls skirts and steal whatever toy he wants.
* HijackingCthulhu: The purpose of Ginyu's [[FreakyFridayFlip body swap technique]]. However, as he doesn't know Goku's power up moves, Ginyu can't use his new body effectively, and gets stomped into the dirt by Vegeta and Gohan.
* HumanAliens: Recoome. Whatever he is, he's certainly not from Earth!
* IncomingHam: The first three minutes they're onscreen sounding off to Frieza tells you virtually everything you need to know about them.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: Ginyu's name is spoken with a soft G and roughly as "Jineou" in some older European dubs, making it sound French.
* JapanesePronouns: All five of them use ''Ore'', although Ginyu takes it a step further with the incredibly arrogant ''Ore-sama''.
* LargeHam: All of them, with Captain Ginyu and Recoome taking the cake.
* LaughablyEvil: Except they're actually dangerous.
* LightningBruiser: Burter is the biggest member of the group, but his primary trait is his immense speed. Recoome and Ginyu also count, given that they're not much smaller but can still keep up with opponents as quick as Goku and Vegeta.
* MadeOfIron: In the Other World Tournament FillerArc between the Cell Saga and Buu Saga, the Ginyu Force was thrown right into Needle Mountain and ended up impaled, and they were already dead by that time. It's a bit hard to believe they would survive that, especially taking into account that killing them when already dead would result in them being DeaderThanDead, but they keep making return appearances in Hell all the same.
* ManChild: Betting with candies and settling disputes with ''jan-ken-pon'' (scissors-rock-paper).
* MetalScream: Jeice tends to scream like this in the Ocean dub when he's posing.
* NobleDemon: Ginyu, surprisingly, has a slight honorable side. During the fight with Goku, he gets furious at Jeice for helping him out, threatening to kill him if he does it again. That is, until he learned Goku is much stronger than him then he loses all of his noble qualities and use the game-breaker body switch technique.
* NoNameGiven: In the French dub (and thus its many European derivatives), only Ginyu and Jeice are named, though even they go nameless for most of their appearance, and as a group, they are never referred to as the Ginyu Force either.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Ridiculous they may be, but Recoome's intense beating of Vegeta shows that at least he is exceptionally powerful. Ginyu gives Goku a good fight as well.
** Guldo is weaker even than Gohan and Krillin at the time they're fought, and his [[TimeStandsStill special power]] [[AwesomeButImpractical only lasts as long as he holds his breath]]. For much of their fight, he borders on IneffectualSympatheticVillain status. Then he paralyzes and nearly skewers them.
* OffWithHisHead: Vegeta decapitates Guldo before he can kill Gohan and Krillin.
* PlayingWithFire: Jeice's Fire Crusher Ball.
* PowerWalk[=/=]TheSlowWalk: Jeice, Burter, Recoome and Guldo start their battle against the Z Fighters on King Kai's planet this way.
* PunchClockVillain: All in a day's work for a mass-murdering emperor's private Mercenary Corps. Nothing [[ItsPersonal personal]], mate, it's just good business.
* PunnyName[=/=]ThemeNaming: All members are named after various dairy foods. Ginyu comes from ''gyunyu'' ("milk" in Japanese), Guldo is derived from "yogurt", Jeice is "cheese", Burter is "butter", Recoome is "cream".
* PurpleIsPowerful: Jeice and Burter combination attacks generally seem to have a purple to them. Ginyu himself also has purple skin.
* PsychicPowers: Guldo. Power-wise, he was quite weak and is almost defeated by Krillin and Gohan. What kept him alive was his Time Freeze Technique. He also almost killed Gohan and Krillin with his binding power.
* PsychopathicManchild: Recoome is either this, or a sadist who really likes playing with his food. It's hard to tell when he's beating the snot out of you.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: They provide the image for the trope.
* ShoutOut: To the popular ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' franchise, the whole lovable lot of them.
** SuperSentaiStance: Ginyu realises it's just not the same once only he and Jeice are left.
* SuperPoweredMooks: At one point in the story, the Ginyu Force was the most powerful fighting force in the known universe. They debuted shortly before the LensmanArmsRace of power levels really took off, so this was never really apparent.
* SuperSpeed: Burter brags about being the fastest in the universe... until he meets Goku.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Jeice and Burter, although Jeice also fills this role with Ginyu for a while after Burter's untimely death.
* TimeStandsStill: Guldo, but only while he holds his breath.
* TrueCompanions: For a team of villains, they're actually rather close.
** They ''have'' shown disregard in some cases. When Guldo is killed, they only make a big deal [[DissonantSerenity about their fighting pose not looking good with just three or four people]]. Sure, Burter and Jeice disregarding Recoome's defeat to Goku ''may'' have been slightly justified, but Jeice alone crosses borderline MoralEventHorizon when he abandons both Burter and Recoome to the enemy, even after Goku told him to take his fellow members off of Namek (both are killed by Vegeta moments afterwards). When Jeice attempts to help Ginyu during the fight with Goku, Ginyu gets '''pissed''' and (in the anime only) fires a blast that would've most certainly ''killed'' Jeice if he hadn't had dodged, threatening to kill him if he interferes again.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: What eventually does them in: they underestimated both Goku and Vegeta, and four of them are killed by the latter, while the leader was forced to life as a frog by the former.
* VillainousBreakdown: Jeice goes through something this after Goku defeats Recoome and Burter easily, and again right before Vegeta kills him. Ginyu goes through a notable one when Goku powers up to the extent that he believed he just ''might be'' a Super Saiyan.
* WeakButSkilled: Guldo is considerably weaker than his fellow Ginyu Force members, but his psychic powers and the ability to temporarily stop time were considered formidable enough to earn him a spot on the team.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the manga, Ginyu is never seen again after becoming a frog. The anime has him briefly possess Bulma and appear on Earth before being destroyed by Buu. GT shows him escaping from Hell and being promptly sent back after he was presumably defeated offscreen.
* WorthyOpponent: Ginyu considered Goku this to him, believing he was a rare opponent that he could get a good challenge from. Turns out Goku was a lot stronger than he imagined...
* WouldHurtAChild: Recoome has no problem beating up Gohan, which is why he gets a well-deserved beatdown from Goku and Vegeta.
[[/folder]]

!Cell Saga
[[folder:King Cold]]
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!!'''King Cold (コルド大王; ''Korudo Daiō'')'''
->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeGori, Masaharu Sato (Z) Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo ([[TheOtherDarrin Dragon Ball]] [[Anime/DragonBallKai Kai]]) Japanese)
->Voiced by: Adam Henderson (Ocean dub)
->Voiced by: Brad Jackson, Creator/JasonDouglas (''Kai'') (Funimation dub)
->Voiced by: José Luis Castañeda, Humberto Solórzano (''Kai'') (Latin American)

The ruler of the planet trade organization, which he controls through his son Frieza (and, in the movies, his other son Cooler). Cold keeps his own existence a secret and lets his son(s) run the empire's affairs in public. After Frieza is almost killed by Goku, King Cold retrieves his body and has him rebuilt as a cyborg. The two of them then head for Earth to take revenge on the people who did this to Frieza... where Cold and his son are both effortlessly killed by Future Trunks.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Downplayed: Cold is far and away more powerful than any soldier in his empire, but he's not as strong as his son Frieza and nowhere near as strong as Cooler, even though they acknowledge his authority.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Like his sons, he can live in space.
* BiggerBad: To Frieza, until he appears in the series.
* CurbStompBattle[=/=]AntiClimaxBoss: Both Cold and Frieza are easily dispatched by Trunks.
* DirtyCoward: Convinces Trunks to give him his sword and then attacks him. When Trunks counters his attack and directly wounds him, he begs Trunks to spare his life. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]
* TheEmperor: In his capacity as overlord of both Frieza and Cooler's organizations.
* EvilOverlord: Is Frieza's boss.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: His family basically runs an interplanetary protection racket.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Even moreso than Frieza. He comes off as very gentle, and doesn't get to do much that was [[MoralEventHorizon too horrible]], but it comes pretty clear when he takes Trunks' sword to try to kill him with it.
* KilledOffForReal: Once Trunks kills him, he's shown in Hell and never returns afterwards.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's significantly larger than Frieza's second form, towering over his men.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Very few people know that he exists. Even Vegeta, a former high ranking minion of Frieza, didn't know about him.
* MinorMajorCharacter: He's basically the GodEmperor of the galaxy and for a long time was the galaxy's third strongest warrior. He gets very little screen time before being killed off.
* MindOverMatter: He shatters a window with his mind.
* OneWingedAngel: Subverted, he's the only member of his family to not transform. This, combined with the fact he strongly resembles Frieza's second form has made many fans believe he ''could'', but Trunks killed him before he had the chance.
* SparingTheAces: Much like his son, he has a soft spot for talented fighters. After Trunks killed Frieza he offered him a place in his empire, taking Frieza's place.
* ThemeNaming: Like Freeza, Cooler, and Chilled.
* WeCanRuleTogether: He callously offers Frieza's position to Trunks to spare his life. Trunks kills him instead.
* WrongGenreSavvy: After seeing Trunks own Frieza with his sword, he assumed it to be the source of Trunks' power. He learned his mistake pretty quickly.
* YourSizeMayVary: Cold's size varies between about 15 to 30 feet tall between scenes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Android 20 (Dr. Gero)]]
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!!'''Android 20 (人造人間20号; ''Jinzou Ningen Nijuu-Gou'')/\\
Dr. Gero (ドクター・ゲロ; ''Dokutaa Gero'')'''
->Voiced by: Koji Yada (Japanese)
->Voiced by: Creator/BrianDobson (Ocean dub)
->Voiced by: Creator/KentWilliams (Funimation dub)
->Voiced by: José Luis Castañeda, Guillermo Coria (''Kai'') (Latin American)

Used to be a scientist for the Red Ribbon Army from the first series which Goku single-handedly destroyed. By Z he has turned himself into an Android (number 20) and plots revenge on Goku, but the plan pretty much backfires on him. He returns again in ''GT'', but doesn't fare any better.
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Inverted. In the main universe, he apparently made no less than nineteen androids which ''all'' ended up doing a HeelFaceTurn somewhere down the line. Finally averted with 19 (and, if you count the movies, 13, 14 and 15), Cell, and himself, since he could be sure ''he'' would stay evil.
** 17 and 18 stay evil in the original timeline. Problem is, they still ended up killing him.
* TheBadGuyWins: Even though he could only watch his victory from Hell, he is the ''only'' villain in the Dragon Ball saga to get ''exactly'' what he wanted; the death of Son Goku at the hands of his creations. However, his creation, Cell, died too, and Goku later comes back to life.
* BadassBookworm: He found a way to make a bio android called Cell from four different species and incorporate their powers into it, as well as making deadly androids including making himself into one.
* BadassGrandpa: Well, until Super Vegeta shows up.
** He got reduced further after Piccolo easily beats him up, after he stole most of Piccolo's energy.
* BiggerBad: He holds this position in the Android and Cell Sagas though he is killed early on by Androids 17 and 18, his programming continues to influence all his creations' actions in large part even in death. Similarly, after long suspecting that 17 and 18 would eventually kill him, it was he that programmed a supercomputer to complete his ultimate android, Cell, as an insurance policy for obtaining vengeance against the Z Warriors as well as the very androids that betrayed him. In this manner, all the atrocities committed by Cell and his other creations arise from an XanatosGambit he initiated long before meeting his demise.
* BrickJoke: Vegeta mentions that his head probably rolls just as well as 19's. It does.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: He was the leading scientist of the Red Ribbon Army: a military global superpower and rival to Capsule Corp. in terms of its technological output. When Goku puts an end to the RR, he makes death machines, some of which run on perpetual energy, to kill Goku as revenge, and it's known without Goku they'll turn the planet into a hellhole. He probably could have made a huge profit out from his cybernetic enhancements, weapons, etc. But then he ''is'' a MadScientist. Dr. Briefs lampshades it.
* {{Cyborg}}: Makes himself into one in order to make sure the latest model wouldn't HeelFaceTurn him.
* DisproportionateRetribution: His hatred towards Goku for destroying the Red Ribbon Army caused him to make a series of androids that turn the future timeline into a hellhole and nearly destroy the solar system in the main timeline. It becomes disproportionate when you considered that his old boss, Commander Red, wanted to use the Dragon Balls to get taller.
* EnergyAbsorption: Abuses this until Piccolo tears off his right arm.
* EpicFail: Whether it was actually impossible or he just didn't bother, not following Goku to Namek with his observations and combat data recording truly deserves this trope. What with the super saiyan transformation and all...
--> '''Vegeta:''' "Your ''boneheaded'' creator picked a fine chapter to omit from your memory bank. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Let me ask you, does a machine like yourself ever experience fear?]]"
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: According to a recent interview with Akira Toriyama, Gero based Android #16's design off his dead son who was a former Red Ribbon army solder felled by a bullet. Gero, having a special place in his heart for his son, gave 16 great power and his explosive mechanism. But, not wanting him to be destroyed in battle if possible gave him a gentle personality which caused #16 to be considered a "failed model".
* EvilOldFolks: The most notable other than Babidi. He all but destroyed Future Trunks's world and the main timeline over a petty grudge.
* ExactWords: When Goku demands they move the fight somewhere deserted, Gero starts vaporizing the city with his eye beams.
* EyeBeams: His primary mehod of attack.
* GodzillaThreshold: His reactivation of Android 17 and 18 is a villainous example. He knew how risky it was, but was so desperate for a way to defeat the Z Fighters that he was willing to try anyway.
* GrumpyOldMan: An evil one.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[RuleOfThree Three times]].
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: The US and many European dubs pronounce his name with a soft "G" (making his name sound French) while in Japanese it's a hard "G".
* MadScientist: He created Cell and the androids with science; notably, he's one of the few fighting varieties of this genre.
* ManBehindTheMan: Subverted as he shows up first and all of his creations are a much bigger threat than he is.
* NotMeThisTime: Played with in Movie 7. When Goku first encounters Android 13, he initially thinks that Dr. Gero created him. However, Android 13 corrects him and states that this time, he and his partners, Androids 14 and 15, were created by Gero's computer rather than Gero himself. It's not that he didn't intend to have them created so much as by the time they were created, Gero was long dead.
* OmnicidalManiac: Cell implies after returning to Earth in his Super Perfect form that Dr. Gero may have created him for the purpose of not just destroying the Earth, but also the entire universe as revenge on ''life itself'' for letting the Red Ribbon Army be defeated.
** In ''GT'', Gero talks about having a dream to replace ''all life'' with artificial beings.
* {{Retcon}}[=/=]RememberTheNewGuy: He never appeared in ''Dragon Ball'''s original Red Ribbon Army story line. The anime even had a quietly ignored filler episode that claimed one Dr. Frappe (or Flappe) created androids like #8, only for Toriyama to bring that element back years later.
** This is later [[HandWave handwaved]] in one of the [[AllThereInTheManual databooks]] by stating that Dr. Gero and Dr. Frappe were partners on the android project.
* {{Revenge}}: It's very disproportionate considering his boss wanting to wish for height growth, which would've had him as mad as Black, though it's more likely because Goku managed to remove his funding source.
* RunningGag: Being killed by 17.
--> '''Dr. Gero:''' (just before Super 17 destroys him) [[LampshadeHanging No, not again!]] AAAGGH!!!
* SmugSnake: Starts acting like a big shot and only has the advantage because Goku was ill. As soon as Vegeta outclasses 19, he quickly scampers off to activate 17 and 18.
** Before then, he acts smug again after he takes Piccolo's energy. He's quickly put in his place after Piccolo {{Curb Stomp}}s him.
* ThatManIsDead: During his initial encounter with the Z Fighters, he claims Dr. Gero has passed away, and that he is simply another one of his creations.
* TooDumbToLive: Kidnapping two '''rebellious teenagers''' and making them ''more powerful than you'' is already stupid enough. '''Repeatedly''' ''mouthing off'' at said '''''rebellious teenagers''''', whom, again, you made to be '''more powerful than you''', is like hanging a "kill me" sign on your own neck.
* VillainousBreakdown: Begins to have one when it becomes obvious he had no chance against the Z Fighters despite all of his calculations and then escalates as #17 and #18 turn on him.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He started monitoring Goku and his friends not long after the defeat of the Red Ribbon Army, gathering data on his powers and calculating a pattern for his increases in strength. Research was abandoned before they left for Namek (which he obviously could not follow them to), as Gero felt he could accurately gauge how strong they would be upon returning and set the power of himself and 19 above that. He was thus unprepared for two Super Saiyans and a fused Namekian.
* UnintentionalBackupPlan[=/=]GambitRoulette: If you consider that Dr. Gero's final creation, Cell, eventually succeeds in killing Goku, exactly as Gero had planned for the androids, and was the closest any of his creations came to his implied dream for the total genocide of humanity.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Android 19]]
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!!'''Android 19 (人造人間19号; ''Jinzou Ningen Juukyuu-Gou'')'''
->Voiced by: Creator/YukitoshiHori (Japanese)
->Voiced by: Patricia Drake (Ocean dub)
->Voiced by: Phillip Wilburn ('''Z'''), Creator/ToddHaberkorn ('''Kai''') (Funimation dub)
->Voiced by: Ricardo Hill, Roberto Mendiola ('''Kai''') (Latin American)

The final android created by Dr. Gero whose objective is to kill Goku. He almost does just that (with a tiny bit of help from [[WorfHadTheFlu Goku's heart condition]]), but is attacked by Vegeta before that can happen. Android 19 [[{{Pun}} just loses]] [[OffWithHisHead his head]] after Vegeta goes Super Saiyan.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Fast and agile despite his size.
* ArtificialHuman: He is a fully mechanical android.
* EnergyAbsorption: Like Android 20. Doesn't help him against Vegeta.
* EvilAlbino: As the picture shows, he has pale, white skin.
* FatBastard: There's a very good reason Gero designed to him to look like that... [[ItAmusedMe it amused him.]]
* {{Gonk}}: Barely looks human.
* {{Jobber}}: Basically existed so Vegeta would have something to beat up on when he first became a Super Saiyan.
* KickTheDog: When Goku is incapacitated by his heart virus in the midst of their fight, 19 quickly beats him down and starts sucking the life out of him... which Vegeta quickly puts a stop to.
* KillerRobot: Created to kill Goku. Almost success thanks to Goku catching his heart virus.
* OffWithHisHead: Like Guldo, this was caused by Vegeta, but unlike Guldo, Vegeta blew him up first.
* RoboSpeak: In the Funimation dub.
* YourHeadAsplode: Inverted -- 19's head is the only part of his body that ''doesn't'' end up exploding from Vegeta's Big Bang Attack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cell Jrs]]
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Cell's offspring. They are asexually produced from Cell's tail, through cellular mitosis. According to Cell himself, each Cell Junior has his power and abilities.
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* [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: They brutally beat the Z warriors in order to provoke Gohan.
* CreepyChild[=/=][[EnfantTerrible Enfant Terribles]]
* [[TheDragon The Dragons]]: For Cell.
* [[GigglingVillain Giggling Villains]]
* [[TheHyena The Hyenas]]
[[/folder]]

!Majin Buu Saga

[[folder:Spopovich and Yamu]]
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!!'''Spopovich (スポポビッチ; Supopobitchi) and Yamu (ヤムー)'''
->Spopovich voiced by: Creator/HisaoEgawa (Japanese)
->Spopovich voiced by: Creator/MichaelDobson (Ocean dub)
->Spopovich voiced by: Andrew Chandler (Funimation dub)
->Spopovich voiced by: César Soto (Latin American)
->Yamu voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (''Z''), YasuhiroTakato (''Kai'') (Japanese)
->Yamu voiced by: Creator/BrianDrummond (Ocean dub)
->Yamu voiced by: John Burgmeier (Funimation dub)
->Yamu voiced by: Ricardo Brust (Latin American)

Two human fighters possessed and empowered by Babidi, sent to infiltrate the 25th Tenkaichi Budokai and to drain all of Gohan's ki in order to draw out enough energy to revive Majin Buu. Once their job was done, Babidi, having no more use for them, has them both killed.
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* AlasPoorVillain: InUniverse, the Z Senshi are horrified at the way Babidi callously has them obliterated even after they accomplished their task for him. Even Gohan finds it sickening, and need we remind you these are the same two guys who jammed a needle into his side, sucked out almost all of his energy, and in Spopovich's case, ruthlessly beat Videl nearly to death.
* AlienBlood: Probably related to the spell, Spopovich has purple blood. He and Yamu also have purple tongues.
* AssholeVictim: In spite of their Alas, Poor Villain moment and the fact that they were brainwashed the entire time, it's noticeable that when Bulma uses the dragonballs later on the same day to bring back everyone who died and wasn't evil they're not among those resurrected.
* BaldOfEvil: Both lost their hair when they went to the dark side.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Thanks to Babidi's spell, especially Spopovich who nearly kills Vidal.
* TheBrute: Spopovich. He isn't known for much except for how he tortured Videl to get back at her father for {{Curb Stomp}}ing him at the last Tournament.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Spopovich almost murders Videl in retaliation for her father defeating him at the last tournament.
* DumbMuscle: Spopovich. He doesn't seem too much even before his face-heel turn.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In spite of being enslaved by Babidi's evil mindwash, Yamu retains enough of his humanity to be disgusted and angered by Spopovich's torture of Videl in their battle. When the latter was about to kill the girl, he could tolerate it no longer and erupts:
--> ''Yamu:'' '''ENOUGH''' Spopovich! (With a look of genuine pity and sadness for Videl.) This isn't what we came here to do; ring-out the girl and finish this match.
* ItsPersonal: Inadvertently invokes this against Gohan after brutally taking down Videl. Subverted, though, as seen in TheUnfought below.
* KickTheDog: Spopovich's entire fight against Videl, once he starts fighting seriously.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Spopovich did this to Videl at first. He took a lot of free hits, without receiving damage at all, and even an apparently lethal kick in the neck, which was deserving of a disqualification for Videl... until Spopovich turned his neck back to place, and then he proceeded to [[NowItsMyTurn fight seriously]], [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally harming Videl in the process]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Spopovich is red and Yamu is blue.
* SinsOfOurFathers: Spopovich gave himself over to Babidi and then entered the tournament to get revenge on Mr. Satan for humiliating him in the last tournament. He takes great pleasure in torturing Videl and nearly kills her before Yamu stops him.
* TheStoic: Yamu, until he's faced with death.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Nearly always seen together.
* TookALevelInBadass: They were normal humans prior to their brainwashing. Spopovich in fact lost to Mr. Satan at the last tournament, fairly quickly at that. Post-brainwashing, they have flight, super-strength, and energy blasts. They're still incredibly weak by the standards of the main characters, but far stronger any regular human.
* TheUnfought: After Spopovich cripples Videl, an angry Gohan assures him that they will face off in the next round, where Gohan hoped to seek revenge. After it becomes clear who Spopovich and Yamu are working for, however, Gohan never gets the chance to make good on that promise, as the duo are killed off by Babidi and his minions. Yamu is never even shown fighting someone before his death.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Yamu
* WouldHitAGirl: To the point when she's crying and screaming in agony. Just ask Videl.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The victims of this despite succeeding in their mission.
** WhyAmITicking: How Babidi kills Spopovich.
*** InTheBack: Yamu is killed after Pui Pui shoots him in from behind as he retreated.
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[[folder:Babidi]]
!!'''Babidi (バビディ)'''
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->Voiced by: Creator/JojiYanami (''Z''), Creator/BinShimada (''Kai'') (Japanese)
->Voiced by: Terry Klassen (Ocean dub)
->Voiced by: Duncan Brennan (Funimation dub)
->Voiced by: Arturo Mercado (Latin American)

A small alien wizard who is trying to take over the world using his doppelganger father Bibidi's living weapon Majin Buu. It works for a while, but when he gets too mouthy, it backfires royally.
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* AliensAreBastards: Not nearly as much as Frieza, but is a sadist with a childish obsession with destruction.
* ArcVillain: Despite not lasting very long, he's the one who awakened Majin Buu and sent him to terrorize the Earth.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: As long as somebody has evil in their heart, Babidi can take control of them.
* BadBoss: "Thank you for acquiring all this energy. [[YourHeadAsplode Oh well, I don't need you anymore.]]"
** "Demon King Dabura? I got Buu now! [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness Oh well, I don't need him anymore!]]"
** He frequently belittles and insults Buu no matter what Buu did for him. [[BullyingADragon This one wound up biting him in the ass]].
* BigBadWannabe: In spite of his dark magic powers, he's really no match for any of the Z Fighters and is completely reliant on the likes of Dabra and Majin Buu to do all the fighting for him.
* {{Brainwashing}}: How he recruits his minions.
* DeadlineNews: Theatrically declares the beginning of his genocidal rampage through a global telepathic broadcast. Keeps giving updates to the increasingly-terrified populace as he makes progress, only to have his last broadcast show everyone Goku's [[AwesomeMoments Super Saiyan 3 transformation]] followed by Buu and Goku's first fight, and then his own death.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: After the constant warnings that he can't be killed or else Buu will destroy the Earth, Piccolo points out that it's no different from what Babibi intends anyway.
* DirtyCoward: Justified since he's weaker than most of the villains at this point, and he relies more on his minions since he knows he's done once one gets him.
* EnemyMine: Sort of. He doesn't directly aid Goku in regards to defeating Kid Buu, but he cheers him on solely because he wants Buu dead as revenge for killing him in the first place.
* EvilSorcerer: The only major one in ''Dragon Ball''.
* {{Expy}}: He basically looks like an evil version of E.T.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Acts dignified and polite when he's in control. The moment things go wrong, he turns into a {{Spoiled Brat}}, throwing tantrums and whining. He's also extremely sadistic and loves to torture people.
* KarmicDeath: Since Majin Buu's release from his ensealment, Babidi threatened Buu with sealing Buu back up if he doesn't submit to him and/or obey his command, and was verbally abusive. After Babidi makes the mistake of telling off Buu for not killing Goku when he had the chance, Buu decides that he has had enough, and after tricking Babidi into coming closer, he strangles Babidi so that he can't utter the incantation that would seal him away, and then punches his head off in a bloody mist.
** And adding an extra heap of karma on top, Babidi spent most of the arc [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness killing his minions once he had no more use for them]], leaving nobody to defend him once Buu turns on him. And Buu kills him for the same reason.
* KickTheDog: Killing Spopovich and Yamu even after they followed his orders. And afterwords, he ''killed a random bystander'' just for not knowing where Goten, Trunks, or Piccolo are.
* LackOfEmpathy: Common ''Dragon Ball'' villain trait.
* ManChild: And a spoiled brat on top of that.
* NonActionBigBad [[BigBadWannabe Wannabe]]: Babidi takes this to a ridiculous level, relying on taking control of others and making them fight in his place while screaming orders at them. Even in ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi Budokai Tenkaichi 3]]'', his attacks are mostly summoning others to do his dirty work.
* OhCrap: After Piccolo points out that he DidntThinkThisThrough, and after he mouths off one too many times to Buu.
* PunnyName[=/=]ShoutOut: [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Bibidi, Babidi, and Buu.]]
* {{Sadist}}: Just like his father, he loves destruction and killing as much as they do.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: A villainous example, especially since he needs his minions to back him up.
* SmugSnake: Ohh boy, is he ever. Not helped at all by his status as a smarmy SquishyWizard [[NonActionBigBad Non-Action]] [[BigBadWannabe Big Bad Wannabe]] in a series full of {{Badass}} [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]].
* SpoiledBrat: Despite being a centuries old wizard, he acts like a child and is prone to throwing tantrums.
* SquishyWizard: Only villainous example of this series.
* [[TakeOverTheWorld Take Over The Universe]]: Initially, he had plans for universal domination after Majin Buu was revived, but Vegeta blew up his spaceship. So he settled for terrorizing Earth instead. Probably should have forced them to build a new spaceship instead.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Even more meta; the Babidi Saga is the thirteenth saga of ''Dragon Ball Z''.
* UngratefulBastard: Towards his loyal right-hand man Dabra; then this backfires when he mouths off to Majin Buu, and Buu gets tired of it and kills him. The Z Fighters and his two [[TheDragon Dragons]] were all stronger than he was, so first Dabra, then Buu, basically served as his bodyguards.
* WeakButSkilled: Subverted. Supreme Kai states that while Babidi is physically weak, his magical powers are so great that it would take all of the Z Fighters to defeat him personally in battle. However, Piccolo proceeds to go just out on his own, [[CurbStompBattle and easily defeats him]]. Supreme Kai has a bad habit of overestimating his opponents.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Wants to conquer the universe to make old Bibidi proud.
* WizardsFromOuterSpace: He's an alien wizard.
* YouKilledMyFather: The primary reason why he wanted to revive Buu in the first place, besides obviously conquering the universe, was to exact revenge on Supreme Kai for killing his father.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: His philosophy, since the only ally he considers important at all is Majin Buu. His putting all of his eggs in the strongest basket he has at the time and discarding ones he's already used comes back to bite him several times, and ultimately he falls victim to this trope as well.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bibidi]]

A stubby wizard responsible for summoning the demon Majin Buu millions of years prior to the beginning of Dragon Ball. The wizard Babidi is his doppleganger but refers to him as his "father".
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* AliensAreBastards: Yes, on par with Freeza.
* BadBoss: Possibly. We don't see a whole lot of his interactions with Buu, but we do know that Buu rebelled against him somewhat regularly.
* BiggerBad: He is responsible for almost everything that happens in the Buu saga.
* FatBastard: He's fairly rotund, especially in comparison to Babidi.
* OmnicidalManiac: He planned on using Buu to annihilate everything in the universe, so that he could shape the remains to his liking.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's mentioned a lot but has less than five minutes of screentime. We only see a brief flashback to him late in the show when Supreme Kai is explaining Buu's original form.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Demon King Dabra/Dabura]]
!!'''Demon King Dabra/Dabura (ダーブラ)'''
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->Voiced By: Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo (Japanese)
->Voiced By: Creator/ScottMcNeil (Ocean Dub)
-> Voiced By: Rick Robertson (Funimation)
-> Voiced By: Gabriel Pingarrón (Latin America)

The King of the Demon Realm and Babidi's right hand man. He assists in his plans for some time, until Babidi abandons him in favor of Buu. He tries to fight Buu to prove his worth but winds up killed as a result. If that wasn't bad enough, [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment King Yemma sends him to Heaven as since he a demon, Hell wouldn't be a suitable punishment for him.]]
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the manga, Dabura's skills and abilities are extremely lacking in comparison to his anime counterpart. He mostly uses sneak attacks and in fact he never once throws a single physical punch in the entire manga. He's unable to overpower a rusty SSJ Gohan and is quickly dealt with by Boo before he can even throw a single attack. The anime however gives him more refined abilities and physical capabilities.
* AffablyEvil: Regal and gentlemanly, the picture of evil nobility.
* AlasPoorVillain: Even if he was the Demon King, he got a raw deal being dispose of by Babidi and actually eating by Buu.
* BreathWeapon: His Evil Flame attack consists of a flaming cone of fire spewed by his mouth.
* CurbStompBattle:
** Mere minutes after being introduced he ''obliterated'' Kibito, turned Krilin and Piccolo into stone statues and fended off both Goku and Vegeta. After that, he dominated Gohan.
** He got on the receiving end of one of these after Buu was awakening, having his eyes gouged and then being turned into a cookie and eating.
* TheDragon: To Babidi until Buu is released.
** DragonInChief: Is much more of a threat than Babidi. It was actually his plan to turn Vegeta evil that allowed Majin Buu to be revived.
* EyeScream: Majin Buu ''punches'' his eyes out shortly after being freed from the seal. He didn't blind him though. It also qualifies under DisproportionateRetribution, seeing how he did this after Dabra called him a bumbling idiot.
* HeelFaceTurn: Anime only and it's more due to the enviroment he's now stuck in turning him into a LoveFreak, but Dabra does help the spirits of Chi Chi, Bulma and Videl try to look for Gohan in the afterlife and comforts them when it doesn't seem they're able.
* HeroKiller: As was said above, he disintegrated Kibito, turned Piccolo and Krillin into stone (effectively killing them, though they [[NoOntologicalInertia do not stay in stone very long]]), and beat down Gohan.
* HyperspaceArsenal: He can pull out his sword and spear from seemingly nowhere.
* IronicHell: He was sent to ''Heaven'' for his crimes. King Yemma believed he'd enjoy it too much in Hell. He did eventually reform himself there in the anime, as Chi Chi, Bulma, and Videl discovered, to the point he became a LoveFreak.
* LoveFreak: After going to Heaven.
* NobleDemon: Whether or not the curse comes into the equation, Dabura remains admirably loyal to Babidi even as he is abandoned by the ungrateful mage, warning his master that Buu will ''not'' stay loyal and will be the death of him if not quickly sealed. He was, naturally, completely right.
** He also challenges Gohan, Goku, and Vegeta to attack him all at once, thinking he'd be too much for any one of them (an overestimation of his power, but it's the thought that counts). When Babidi asked him where he'd like the fight to take place, he requested a planet similar to Earth, so as not to give him an unfair advantage.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: His mighty demonic sword is snapped in half by Gohan during their fight.
* [[PhysicalGod Physical]] SatanicArchetype: Whereas Piccolo Daimao ''earned'' his title through a life of murder and terror, Dabra ''literally'' is the King of Demon World itself. He is explicitly said to be around the same power level as Cell which means up to that point he was pretty much the second strongest villain or equal to the strongest one the Z Fighters had ever faced. Of course, Goku was stronger than Cell at this point by far. Dabra was stronger than Gohan, who ''defeated'' Cell, but Gohan's skills had explicitly degraded by that point.
** BigRedDevil: Missing Wings and Tail notwithstanding.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Inverted. He becomes good ''after'' dying, thanks to a combination of not being under Babidi's control anymore and being sent to Heaven.
* SinisterScimitar: His large sword greatly resembles one.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The US manga writes his name as Dabra.
* SuperSpit
** TakenForGranite: His spit can turn anything into stone.
* ThemeNaming: Just as Bibidi, Babidi and Buu got their names from a magical incantation, Dabura's is derived from "abracadabra".
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He got this from Babidi despite all his loyal service and being the one who came up with the plan to awaken Buu. Talk about UngratefulBastard.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pui Pui]]
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!!'''Pui Pui (プイプイ)'''
->Voiced By: Tomohisa Aso (Japanese)
->Voiced By: Creator/TedCole (Ocean Dub)
-> Voiced By: Creator/MikeMcFarland (Funimation)
-> Voiced By: Enrique Mederos (Latin American)

Babidi's alien minion from the planet Zoon. Tasked to fight the Z-Fighters so Babidi can resurrect Majin Buu, Pui Pui faces Vegeta. Boasting about how Zoon has 10 times the gravity of Earth, Pui Pui is humiliated and then killed by Vegeta after he tells Pui Pui that he trained at 500 times Earth's gravity.
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* CurbStompBattle: The victim of an outright one sided take of the trope against Vegeta (who didn't even bother going Super Saiyan).
** Hilariously carried over into ''Buu's Fury'' for the GBA. Without level grinding at all, you can kill him in a single punch. He has one of the lowest hp counts in the game (''including'' the early random enemies.)
** BreakTheHaughty[=/=]{{Determinator}}: And despite being clearly beaten, Pui Pui foolishly kept on fighting until Vegeta killed him.
* TheDarkChick: His very emotional and ineffectual tactics against Vegeta show him to be this.
* EvilGloating: Especially about how his planet has higher gravity than Earth's.
* HeavyWorlder: Boasted about how his home world has 10 times the gravity of Earth.
* MonochromaticEyes: Green in color.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The sad thing is that he ''is'' genuinely one of the most powerful beings in the universe.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite genuinely being one of the strongest beings in the universe, he, [[WrongGenreSavvy like many other villains, is ignorant that all the strongest fighters in the series at this point are on Earth]], leading to a humiliating defeat.
* SmugSnake: Definitely. He was ''way'' too confidant that no matter how strong the Z-Fighters were, they wouldn't be any match for him, especially considering he didn't have a clue who they were or exactly how powerful they really were. Vegeta proved him dead wrong the moment they started fighting.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yakon]]
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!!'''Yakon (ヤコン)'''
->Voiced By: Yoshiyuki Kono (Japanese)
->Voiced By: MichaelKopsa (Ocean Dub)
-> Voiced By: Paul [=LeBlanc=] (Funimation)
-> Voiced By: Mario Sauret (Latin American)

Babidi's monstrous "pet" from the planet Dark Star who battles against Goku. During the fight, Yakon drains the "pure light" from Goku whenever he turns Super Saiyan, temporally de-powering him. [[PhlebotinumOverload Goku feeds Yakon so much light that the monster explodes.]]
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* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* EnergyAbsorption: Yakon's ability to eat light.
* ExposedExtraterrestrials: Can pulls his 'bones' in out to attack his opponent.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: As mentioned right above, Goku defeated him by using his light-absorbing ability against him by force-feeding him more than he could handle.
* InnateNightVision: As a native of Dark Star, he can see in complete darkness.
* LightningBruiser: Managed to catch Goku off guard with a quick slash attack.
* FedToTheBeast: He's the beast
* PhlebotinumOverload: [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Too much light, however proved to be a bad thing.]]
* ThirdPersonPerson
* VillainousGlutton: He can eat light and sucked Goku until he turned back to normal from being a Super Saiyan.
** DeathByGluttony
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