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** As shown by the last arc of Super, Buu gains power at a ridiculously fast rate, with ''two hours'' of training massively boosting his strength and speed according to Goku. [[BrilliantButLazy He never trains.]] Notably, his performance in the Moro Arc (against a Morowho ''required'' Super Saiyan Blue at the moment to fight) implies the power boost stuck, making him even more this trope.

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** As shown by the last arc of Super, Buu gains power at a ridiculously fast rate, with ''two hours'' of training massively boosting his strength and speed according to Goku. [[BrilliantButLazy He never trains.]] Notably, his performance in the Moro Arc (against a Morowho Moro who ''required'' Super Saiyan Blue at the moment to fight) implies the power boost stuck, making him even more this trope.



* YourSizeMayVary: He can go from being nearly as tall as Super Buu or Dabra to just Goku's height depending on the scene. [[https://i.imgur.com/414voDh.jpg The official height charts for the animators]] indicate that he's ''supposed'' to be huge: over seven and a half feet tall, but as of ''Super'' his “Good” self seems to have firmly settled into a shorter height. This makes sense since he’s a shapeshifting entity, and the expulsion of his evil persona could also play a part in his change in mass.

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* YourSizeMayVary: He can go from being nearly as tall as Super Buu or Dabra Dabura to just Goku's height depending on the scene. [[https://i.imgur.com/414voDh.jpg The official height charts for the animators]] indicate that he's ''supposed'' to be huge: over seven and a half feet tall, but as of ''Super'' his “Good” "Good" self seems to have firmly settled into a shorter height. This makes sense since he’s he's a shapeshifting entity, and the expulsion of his evil persona could also play a part in his change in mass.


* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Zig-Zagged. Gohan, Dabra, and Kaioshin all fall in seconds before him, but then Goku says that if he and Vegeta (both being slightly stronger than Super Saiyan 2 Gohan at the Cell Games) take some senzus and team up, they'll definitely be able to beat him. Then he powers up ''more'' after [[BerserkButton Vegeta insults him]]. After this (and Vegeta's death), it's explicitly stated that no number of Super Saiyan 2s would have a chance against him.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Zig-Zagged. ZigZagged. Gohan, Dabra, Dabura, and Kaioshin Shin all fall in seconds before him, but then Goku says that if he and Vegeta (both being slightly stronger than Super Saiyan 2 Gohan at the Cell Games) take some senzus and team up, they'll definitely be able to beat him. Then he powers up ''more'' after [[BerserkButton Vegeta insults him]]. After this (and Vegeta's death), it's explicitly stated that no number of Super Saiyan 2s would have a chance against him.



* UnstoppableRage: His power rises as he gets angrier, something noted by both Goku and Vegeta. This is implied to be because of him shedding the Grand Kaioshin's RestrainingBolt influence and gaining more access to the power of Kid Buu and South Kaioshin. When he gets angry enough, he expels his latest power up which then forms a whole new being, Evil Buu.

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* UnstoppableRage: His power rises as he gets angrier, something noted by both Goku and Vegeta. This is implied to be because of him shedding the Grand Kaioshin's Supreme Kai's RestrainingBolt influence and gaining more access to the power of Kid Buu and South Kaioshin.Supreme Kai. When he gets angry enough, he expels his latest power up which then forms a whole new being, Evil Buu.



* BishounenLine: As he absorbs more and more people, his bodily features start to become more defined and humanoid. He gets a nose from Piccolo, fingers from Gotenks (in the manga), and a chin from Gohan. Fat Buu also had a case of this, as his sclerae were white instead of black after absorbing the Dai Kaioshin.

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* BishounenLine: As he absorbs more and more people, his bodily features start to become more defined and humanoid. He gets a nose from Piccolo, fingers from Gotenks (in the manga), and a chin from Gohan. Fat Buu also had a case of this, as his sclerae were white instead of black after absorbing the Dai Kaioshin.Grand Supreme Kai.



** His ki sensing skills are implied to be particularly potent even compared to practiced masters like Piccolo. He was the only one able to sense Gohan's power steadily growing in the Kaioshin Realm, and the only one not surprised when Gohan showed it off later. Buu had planned for it.

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** His ki sensing skills are implied to be particularly potent even compared to practiced masters like Piccolo. He was the only one able to sense Gohan's power steadily growing in the Kaioshin Realm, Sacred Realm of the Kai, and the only one not surprised when Gohan showed it off later. Buu had planned for it.



* NonIndicativeName: Chapter 49 of the ''Super'' manga reveals that [[spoiler:the Kid Buu that Goku fought had received the Grand Kaioshins' divine power when Super Buu split, thus making this Kid Buu stronger than the original.]] In other words, he's ''not'' "Pure" Buu, contrary to his official Japanese name.

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* NonIndicativeName: Chapter 49 of the ''Super'' manga reveals that [[spoiler:the Kid Buu that Goku fought had received the Grand Kaioshins' Supreme Kai's divine power when Super Buu split, thus making this Kid Buu stronger than the original.]] original]]. In other words, he's ''not'' "Pure" Buu, contrary to his official Japanese name.



* WorldsStrongestMan: In the original ''Z'' series and ''GT'', he's by far the most powerful Earthling around. Of course, since he's the reincarnation of an immortal demon, it wouldn't be fair to compare him to Krillin or Tien. Chapter 46 establishes that he inherited the Grand Supreme Kai god power too. [[spoiler:The finale of the arc shows that even a ''young'' Uub possesses more divine ki than ''all the Z-Fighters combined'' and is enough to turn the tables on Moro when given to Goku.]]
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* WorldsStrongestMan: In the original ''Z'' series and ''GT'', he's by far the most powerful Earthling around. Of course, since he's the reincarnation of an immortal demon, it wouldn't be fair to compare him to Krillin or Tien. Chapter 46 establishes that he inherited the Grand Supreme Kai god power too. [[spoiler:The finale of the arc shows that even a ''young'' Uub possesses more divine god ki than ''all the Z-Fighters combined'' and is enough to turn the tables on Moro when given to Goku.]]
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* RealityEnsues: He's the SuperPrototype to the Majin Race, with his distant descendants being no stronger than your typical Earthling or Namekian. Makes sense, since the AdamAndEvePlot he had with Miss Buu amounted to magical inbreeding (and inbreeding can cause a lot of problems through genetic defects stemmed from gene pools that're too similar).

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* RealityEnsues: He's the SuperPrototype to the Majin Race, with his distant descendants being no stronger than your typical Earthling Saiyan-hybrid or Namekian. Makes sense, since the AdamAndEvePlot he had with Miss Buu amounted to magical inbreeding (and inbreeding can cause a lot of problems through genetic defects stemmed from gene pools that're too similar).


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* BrilliantButLazy: Not to the point of Frieza, but Buu is shown to be capable of near-instantly copying certain moves and was second only to Beerus and Whis in power in Universe 7 initially. However, he never really trains or tries to improve. That is until the Universe Survival Arc where he actually ''does'' train. For two hours. The result is him gaining an Super Buu-like form and increasing his speed and strength immensely. ''Two hours''.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Not to the point of Frieza, but Buu is shown to be capable of near-instantly copying certain moves and was second only to Beerus and Whis in power in Universe 7 initially. However, he never really trains or tries to improve. That is until the Universe Survival Arc where he actually ''does'' train. For two hours. The result is him gaining an Super Buu-like form and increasing his speed and strength immensely. ''Two hours''. Judging by the Moro Arc, this power boost seems to have stuck even after reverting back to his fat form.



* PutOnABus: In ''Dragon Ball Super'''s Tournament of Power arc, he underwent intense training which looked quite promising, since he went from fat to fit and beat. Unfortunately, he went overboard with training and ended up taking a two month "nap",

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* PutOnABus: In ''Dragon Ball Super'''s Tournament of Power arc, he underwent intense training which looked quite promising, since he went from fat to fit and beat. Unfortunately, he went overboard with training and ended up taking a two month "nap","nap".



** As shown by the last arc of Super, Buu gains power at a ridiculously fast rate, with ''two hours'' of training massively boosting his strength and speed according to Goku. [[BrilliantButLazy He never trains.]]

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** As shown by the last arc of Super, Buu gains power at a ridiculously fast rate, with ''two hours'' of training massively boosting his strength and speed according to Goku. [[BrilliantButLazy He never trains.]]]] Notably, his performance in the Moro Arc (against a Morowho ''required'' Super Saiyan Blue at the moment to fight) implies the power boost stuck, making him even more this trope.



* UnskilledButStrong: PlayedWith. He is virtually a mindless machine of destruction, but he can sense energy and make the best use of his unusual body compared to all the other Buu forms (in fact, careful observations note that he has the fastest regeneration time out of all the Buu forms, being virtually instantaeous, probably because he is in his original form). At the same time, [[ConfusionFu his attacks are wild and unpredictable]], which actually makes him the most troublesome form of Buu to fight (especially since he's the most adapt at exploiting his unique rubbery body.) There's also the matter that he can still [[PowerCopying instantly copy/recall]] [[AwesomeByAnalysis the techniques he sees]] [[InstantExpert and pull them off without a hitch]].

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* UnskilledButStrong: PlayedWith. He is virtually a mindless machine of destruction, but he can sense energy and make the best use of his unusual body compared to all the other Buu forms (in fact, careful observations note that he has the fastest regeneration time out of all the Buu forms, being virtually instantaeous, probably because he is in his original form). At the same time, [[ConfusionFu his attacks are wild and unpredictable]], which actually makes him the most troublesome form of Buu to fight (especially since he's the most adapt at exploiting his unique rubbery body.) There's also the matter that he can still [[PowerCopying instantly copy/recall]] [[AwesomeByAnalysis the techniques he sees]] [[InstantExpert and pull them off without a hitch]]. It's also revealed in the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Arc [[spoiler:he actually got the Grand Supreme Kai and South Supreme Kai's ''gigantic'' amount of God Ki, which ended up in Uub...but seems to have no clue how to actually access it.]]


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* His battle with Gotenks results in Fat Buu beating him senseless with ease.

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* ** His battle with Gotenks results in Fat Buu beating him senseless with ease.

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** Super Buu in turn doesn't take Gotenks seriously in their final battle, as he later explains he was waiting for Gohan, but nearly ends up being killed by them as a result. He survives by dumb luck.
** He vastly underestimates just how strong Gohan would be, and suffers greatly at his hands during a rather brutal CurbStompBattle.


* FlatCharacter: He has no personality or motivation, resembling a wild animal more than anything else. Note how his entry here is 1/2 the size of Fat Buu's and 1/3 the size of Super Buu's. It's implied that he's not even sapient.

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* FlatCharacter: He has no personality or motivation, resembling PlayedForHorror, Kid Buu is literally a wild animal more than anything else. Note mindless monster that only knows how his entry here is 1/2 the size of Fat Buu's to kill and 1/3 the size destroy. His apparent lack of sentience and incredible power is [[NothingIsScarier what terrifies Super Buu's. It's implied that he's not even sapient.Buu the most.]]


* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In an attempt to buy some time for Goten and Trunks, Piccolo [[GodzillaThreshold suggested that Buu should get back to slaughtering the human race]] as [[GoLookAtTheDistraction a distraction]]. Buu did just that in under two minutes. See KillEmAll.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In an attempt to buy some time for Goten and Trunks, Piccolo [[GodzillaThreshold suggested that Buu should get back to slaughtering the human race]] as [[GoLookAtTheDistraction [[WeNeedADistraction a distraction]]. Buu did just that in under two minutes. See KillEmAll.


* Determinator: "What Buu say, Buu do!"

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* Determinator: {{Determinator}}: "What Buu say, Buu do!"


* AndIMustScream: Piccolo attempts to inflict this on him when he traps Buu within the Time Chamber. Since Buu is an eternal entity, this means he would live forever in another dimension with no way to escape or die since he can regenerate from atoms. He escapes by, well, [[{{irony}} screaming]].

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* AndIMustScream: Piccolo attempts to inflict this on him when he traps Buu within the Time Chamber. Since Buu is an eternal ageless entity, this means he would live forever eternity in another an empty dimension with no way to escape or die since he can regenerate regenerates even from atoms.molecules. He escapes by, well, [[{{irony}} screaming]].



* DeathOfPersonality: Being essentially a fusion, he is an entirely separate being than the other two main Buus, Fat and Kid. Detaching Fat Buu, according to Super Buu himself, causes him to "cease to exist". While removing Fat Buu doesn't ''physically'' kill Super Buu, just reverting him to the pure Kid Buu, it still completely erases Super Buu. Taken to a further extreme when Kid Buu is reincarnated as Uub; Super Buu was only possible via a combination of Fat Buu and Kid Buu, both due to their ki and biology. With Kid Buu's 'soul' being reincarnated in a normal human's body now, Super Buu can never be formed again. Instead of being dead in the afterlife, he doesn't exist at all -- he's the only ''Dragon Ball Z'' character, outside of Android 16, to be well and truly ''gone''.

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* DeathOfPersonality: Being essentially a fusion, he is an entirely separate being than the other two main Buus, Fat and Kid. Detaching Fat Buu, according to Super Buu himself, causes him to "cease to exist". While removing Fat Buu doesn't ''physically'' kill Super Buu, just reverting him to the pure Kid Buu, it still completely erases Super Buu.Buu's mind. Taken to a further extreme when Kid Buu is reincarnated as Uub; Super Buu was only possible via a combination of Fat Buu and Kid Buu, both due to their ki and biology. With Kid Buu's 'soul' being reincarnated in a normal human's body now, Super Buu can never be formed again. Instead of being dead in the afterlife, he doesn't exist at all -- he's the only ''Dragon Ball Z'' character, outside of Android 16, to be well and truly ''gone''.



* Determinator: "What Buu say, Buu do!"



** Buu had no way of planning for Goku returning to life thanks to Old Kai. He also couldn't have known that King Yemma would send Vegeta back after he died to Fat Buu, given Goku the perfect partner to fuse with.
** Vegito creating a barrier to keep himself from being absorb into his body and Vegito planned to be absorbed from the start so he can free his family.

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** Buu had no way of planning for Goku returning to life thanks to Old Kai. He also couldn't have known that King Yemma would send Vegeta back after he died to Fat Buu, given giving Goku the perfect partner to fuse with.
** Vegito creating a barrier to keep himself from being absorb absorbed into his body and Vegito planned planning to be absorbed from the start so he can free his family.



* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Chi-Chi once slapped him and yelled at him for killing Gohan. Super Buu, without even changing his expression, transformed her into an egg and crushed her right in front of her family and friends.
* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: To his credit, he warns you of the trope above ''not to make him mad''. Oh he'll kill you, unless you bore him, which delays the inevitable. But angering Buu proper is something neither you [[PragmaticVillainy nor he, wants]], as he'll tear down [[RealityWarper the laws of physics around him in a temper tauntrum]], causing the [[ApocalypseHow destruction of the universe]] and him along with it.

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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Chi-Chi once slapped slaps him and yelled yells at him for supposedly killing Gohan. Super Buu, without even changing his expression, transformed transforms her into an egg and crushed crushes her right in front of her family and friends.
* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: To his credit, he warns you of the trope above ''not to make him mad''. Oh he'll kill you, unless you bore amuse him, which delays the inevitable. But angering Buu proper is something neither you [[PragmaticVillainy nor he, wants]], as he'll tear down [[RealityWarper the laws of physics around him in a temper tauntrum]], causing the [[ApocalypseHow destruction of the universe]] and him along with it.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Super Buu still loves Hercule and Bee as friends. He spares the two after his creation in favor of seeking other fighters to go up against. And, while using an attack designed to wipe out everyone on Earth in two minutes, multiple shots stray towards the two, but always stray off course at the last second as if he physically can't bring himself to hurt them.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Vegita threatens to rip Fat Buu out of his body, Super Buu is ''terrified'' and begs him not to. Whilst primarily terrified of [[LossOfIdentity losing himself as a result]], he also uses phrases like "that's the last thing you should do!", implying he's also genuinely ''scared'' of what Kid Buu will do without Fat Buu's moderating influence.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Super Buu still loves Hercule and Bee as friends. He spares the two after his creation in favor of seeking other fighters to go up against. And, Then, while using an attack designed to wipe out everyone on Earth in two minutes, multiple shots stray towards the two, but always stray off course at the last second as if he physically can't bring himself to hurt them.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Vegita threatens to rip Fat Buu out of his body, Super Buu is ''terrified'' and begs him not to. Whilst primarily terrified of [[LossOfIdentity losing himself as a result]], he also uses phrases like "that's "That's the last thing you should do!", implying he's also genuinely ''scared'' of what Kid Buu will do without Fat Buu's moderating influence.


* AdaptationalWimp: Part of what made him so hard to kill is that he can regenerate FromASingleCell. In all video games, for gameplay reasons, he doesn't need to be that level of dead to die.

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* AdaptationalWimp: Part of what made him so hard to kill is that he can regenerate FromASingleCell.[[FromASingleCell From a single molecule]]. In all video games, for gameplay reasons, he doesn't need to be that level of dead to die.



** Whether Super Buu knew who [[RetCon Beerus]] was due to having the Kais inside him is also interesting to ponder (it's not like he'd have a reason to tell anyone if he did). On the one hand, Mr. Buu didn't know who Beerus was, hinting that Majin Buu in general lacked that information. On the other, Super Buu was shown to possess knowledge that Fat Buu didn't, such as how to sense ki, so it's not implausible that his nature as a SuperpoweredEvilSide lets him access additional ''memories'' on top of additional power. Supporting this is that Elder Kai said that Buu would absorb Kibito Kai if he found him (while he seemed happy to just kill Goku, who is stronger), hinting that Buu did take a special interest in the Kais for whatever reason, and that he would make his way to the World of the Kais after dealing with Gohan and Goku. If he ''did'' know, then his NearVillainVictory would look more deliberate on his part, since at the time he knows where Old Kai and Kibito Kai are (he had Gohan's memories by then), and would know that Beerus shares a life-link with them.

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** Whether Super Buu knew who [[RetCon Beerus]] was due to having the Kais inside him is also interesting to ponder (it's not like he'd have a reason to tell anyone if he did). On the one hand, Mr. Fat Buu didn't know who Beerus was, hinting that Majin Buu in general lacked that information. On the other, Super Buu was shown to possess knowledge that Fat Buu didn't, such as how to sense ki, so it's not implausible that his nature as a SuperpoweredEvilSide lets him access additional ''memories'' on top of additional power. Supporting this is that Elder Kai said that Buu would absorb Kibito Kai if he found him (while he seemed happy to just kill Goku, who is stronger), hinting that Buu did take a special interest in the Kais for whatever reason, and that he would make his way to the World of the Kais after dealing with Gohan and Goku. If he ''did'' know, then his NearVillainVictory would look more deliberate on his part, since at the time he knows where Old Kai and Kibito Kai are (he had Gohan's memories by then), and would know that Beerus shares a life-link with them.



* AsleepForDays: In ''Super'', Mr. Buu has a habit of falling asleep for months, due to him averting his hibernation. This is a problem as he keeps falling asleep when the heroes need him, such as when Frieza invaded the Earth or during both the U6 Tournament and the Tournament of Power.

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* AsleepForDays: In ''Super'', Mr. Fat Buu has a habit of falling asleep for months, due to him averting his hibernation.natural hibernations. This is a problem as he keeps falling asleep when the heroes need him, such as when Frieza invaded the Earth or during both the U6 Tournament and the Tournament of Power.



* AssimilationBackfire: As noted, absorbing the benevolent Grand Supreme Kai severely handicapped him thanks to the Kai's inherent goodness. Also when Super Buu absorb Gotenks, he became much more powerful, but when Gotenks's FusionDance wears off after its 30 minute time limit, Super Buu reverted as well, once again becoming weaker than Ultimate Gohan.

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* AssimilationBackfire: As noted, absorbing the benevolent Grand Supreme Kai severely handicapped him thanks to the Kai's inherent goodness. Also when Super Buu absorb absorbs Gotenks, he became becomes much more powerful, but when Gotenks's FusionDance wears off after its 30 minute time limit, Super Buu reverted reverts as well, once again becoming weaker than Ultimate Gohan.



** Given his preferred diet and certain comments he makes that hint he's unable to digest meat, it's likely his biology is sugar based rather than protein based like life as we know it.



* BornWinner: He's a SuperpowerLotteryWinner like no other in the series. He can regenerate from vapors, learn techniques from just seeing them once, can become stronger by absorbing other people. It takes the energy of an entire planet with billions of people and a wish on the Dragon Balls to put him down.

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* BornWinner: He's a SuperpowerLotteryWinner like no other in the series. He can regenerate from vapors, learn techniques from just seeing them once, and can become stronger by absorbing other people. It takes the energy of an entire planet with billions of people and a wish on the Dragon Balls to put him down.



* DumbassNoMore: Majin Buu is a slow-witted villain. After transforming into Super Buu, he gains an intelligence boost to some degree, but is still prone to impulsive acts and is lacking in patience and human emotion or mannerisms. However, after getting thrashed by Gohan, he manages to come up with a plan and absorb Piccolo (one of the most intelligent characters in the series) and Gotenks (a character at least his equal in power) into his body. After that, he becomes a GeniusBruiser, starts playing mindgames (the Funimation dub adds emotional torment to this) on his opponents, having backup plans, and overall being a ruder version of Cell, boosted even further after absorbing Gohan himself. And then he inverts the trope, being forcibly downgraded into his Kid Buu form. His original form, which is like a very young child, is unrestrained and his most dangerous form.
* EldritchAbomination: While it was originally believed Bibidi created him, it has since been stated he simply ''woke him up''. Majin Buu has existed "since time immemorial", and nobody, ''nobody'' knows how or where he came from, and there is not the slightest thing even remotely like him anywhere in the known universe. Considering his original form is the AxCrazy Pure or "Kid" Buu, the universe's only saving grace until he was sealed and landed on Earth were probably his sizable hibernation periods. Just to be clear, this thing was pretty much the strongest being in existence for '''billions of years'''. Goku and the Z-Fighters only started to approach his level once they began to unlock forms and powers that warped reality, while Buu is just that strong naturally (Whatever that is for him)

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* DumbassNoMore: Majin Buu is a slow-witted villain. After transforming into Super Buu, he gains an intelligence boost to some degree, but is still prone to impulsive acts and is lacking in patience and human emotion or mannerisms. However, after getting thrashed by Gohan, he manages to come up with a plan and absorb Piccolo (one of the most intelligent characters in the series) and Gotenks (a character at least his equal in power) into his body. After that, he becomes a GeniusBruiser, starts playing mindgames (the Funimation dub adds emotional torment to this) on his opponents, having backup plans, and overall being a ruder version of Cell, boosted even further after absorbing Gohan himself. And then AThen he inverts the trope, being forcibly downgraded into his Kid Buu form. His original form, which is like a very young child, is unrestrained and his most dangerous form.
* EldritchAbomination: While it was originally believed Bibidi created him, it has since been stated he simply ''woke him up''. Majin Buu has existed "since time immemorial", and nobody, ''nobody'' knows how or where he came from, and there is not the slightest thing even remotely like him anywhere in the known universe. Considering his original form is the AxCrazy Pure or "Kid" Buu, the universe's only saving grace until he was sealed and landed on Earth were probably his sizable hibernation periods. Just to be clear, this thing was pretty much the strongest being in existence for '''billions of years'''. Goku and the Z-Fighters only started to approach his level once they began to unlock forms and powers that warped reality, while Buu is just that strong naturally (Whatever (whatever that is for him)him).



* FreudianTrio: The three primary forms of Buu seen in ''Z'' — Fat, Super and Pure/“Kid” — can be equated to representing Superego, Ego and Id respectively. Fat Buu may be foolish and naive, but he manages to form his own sense of logic and morality with help from Mr. Satan and assimilates into human society (sort of). Kid Buu is pure, untamed Id with no capacity for reason. Super Buu mixes the two, as he is somewhat intelligent (especially after absorbing Piccolo) and retains a sense of compassion for Mr. Satan but otherwise selfishly indulges his destructive impulses.

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* FreudianTrio: The three primary forms of Buu seen in ''Z'' — Fat, Super and Pure/“Kid” Pure/"Kid" — can be equated to representing Superego, Ego and Id respectively. Fat Buu may be foolish and naive, but he manages to form his own sense of logic and morality with help from Mr. Satan and assimilates into human society (sort of). Kid Buu is pure, untamed Id with no capacity for reason. Super Buu mixes the two, as he is somewhat intelligent (especially after absorbing Piccolo) and retains a sense of compassion for Mr. Satan but otherwise selfishly indulges his destructive impulses.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Going by the flashback for Kid Buu's summoning and Buu's overall backstory, Bibidi summoned Buu to destroy everything so he could dominate over existence. Bibidi at least got that first part right, though he didn't stop to consider how he, a weak magic user, could hope to reliably control such a force. Bibidi eventually resorted to just sealing Buu and dropping him on target worlds like a bomb, a tactic which allows the Kais to stop him. Babidi, nowhere near as smart, just tried to be a bully and earned himself a messy death.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: Going by the flashback for Kid Buu's summoning and Buu's overall backstory, Bibidi summoned Buu to destroy everything so he could dominate over existence. Bibidi at least got that first part right, though he didn't stop to consider how he, a weak magic user, could hope to reliably control such a force. Bibidi eventually resorted to just sealing Buu and dropping him on target worlds like a bomb, a tactic which allows allowed the Kais to stop him. Babidi, nowhere near as smart, just tried to be a bully and earned himself a messy death.



* HumanoidAbomination: Buu is an [[TimeAbyss incalculably ancient]] PhysicalGod capable of absorbing/devouring gods, regenerating from molecules and tearing through the dimensional planes, but is humanoid in form.

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* HumanoidAbomination: Buu is an [[TimeAbyss incalculably ancient]] PhysicalGod alien life-form capable of absorbing/devouring gods, regenerating from molecules and tearing through the dimensional planes, but is humanoid in form.



* LogicalWeakness: As [[FromASingleCell powerful]] as Majin Buu's HealingFactor is, it's ''not'' flawless. If constantly pressured with powerful attacks, his regeneration weakens since it takes more power and focus to heal from them, especially if the attacks are constantly occurring. This is seen in Super Buu's fight with Vegito, and Goku's fight with Kid Buu; Vegito beats Super Buu so brutally that his regeneration actually starts failing and leads him to forget to regrow some parts of his body, while Kid Buu endured so many powerful attacks from Goku that he ended up regenerating his head between his legs. Essentially, to defeat Buu, one has to pressure him to the point he can't regenerate fast enough.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Notable in that everyone else is pretty much MadeOfIron, but even normal handgun rounds can punch holes in him. Of course, he makes up for this with [[FromASingleCell ridiculous]] [[HealingFactor regeneration]] [[NighInvulnerability powers]]. This gave the animators a good chance to go wild with the kind of injuries Buu would suffer, ranging from being blasted to bits to get his head smushed into his neck, and so on.
* MagicAIsMagicA: {{Averted}}. Majin Buu's magic is nothing like the series had seen before. He can transmogrify living beings into anything he wants (usually candy), regenerate from any wound instantly, etc. What's worse is that Buu himself can't understand himself. Vegeta justifiably raises concerns that Fat Buu could easily spit out another evil Buu at any time and no one would be any the wiser.

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* LogicalWeakness: As [[FromASingleCell powerful]] as Majin Buu's HealingFactor is, it's ''not'' flawless. If constantly pressured with powerful attacks, his regeneration weakens since it takes more power and focus to heal from them, especially if the attacks are constantly occurring. This is seen in Super Buu's fight with Vegito, and Goku's fight with Kid Buu; Vegito beats Super Buu so brutally that his regeneration actually starts failing and leads causes him to forget to regrow some parts of his body, while Kid Buu endured so many powerful attacks from Goku that he ended up regenerating his head between his legs. Essentially, to defeat Buu, one has to pressure him to the point he can't regenerate fast enough.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Notable in that while everyone else is pretty much MadeOfIron, but even normal handgun rounds can punch holes in him. Of course, he makes up for this with [[FromASingleCell ridiculous]] [[HealingFactor regeneration]] [[NighInvulnerability powers]]. This gave the animators a good chance to go wild with the kind of injuries Buu would suffer, ranging from being blasted to bits to get his head smushed into his neck, and so on.
* MagicAIsMagicA: {{Averted}}. Majin Buu's magic is nothing like the series had seen before. He can transmogrify living beings into anything he wants (usually candy), regenerate from any wound instantly, etc. What's worse is that Buu himself can't understand himself. Vegeta justifiably raises concerns that Fat Buu could easily spit out another evil Buu at any time and no one would be any the wiser.



* MysteriousPast: After his origins have been {{retcon}}ed, nothing is really known about Buu outside of being as old as the universe and summoned to act as Bibidi's weapon for universal conquest.

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* MysteriousPast: After his origins have been were {{retcon}}ed, nothing is really known about Buu outside of being as old as the universe and summoned to act as Bibidi's weapon for universal conquest.



* OutsideGenreFoe: Buu, for being as close to an EldritchAbomination that ''Dragon Ball'' continuity would allow. This bizarre pink genie creature has terrorized the universe, cowed the gods themselves, can transform you into ''conscious'' food while eating you alive, or absorb you by using its own malleable flesh to break off and consume you as it reintegrates with him and transforms into a new form, [[TheAssimilator taking some of the traits of the victims]] (this happened to ''God''), and, sufficiently enraged, he can tear through dimensional barriers, potentially causing universal collapse should he manage to hit enough at once. His pure, untainted form, Kid Buu, is even worse. Unlike all the other villains, he can't be reasoned with, he has no pride to take advantage of, no desire for anything except killing everything. In order to beat him, they literally had to go to a planet that he couldn't blow up in one shot. Even then, he was close to being an immortal given his endless energy and regeneration. He can even teleport into the afterlife, killing you for good after he kills you the first time. Buu's origins were also {{retcon}}ed to make him ''more'' out of context. It's originally believed that Bibidi created Buu using an advanced form of magic. We later learn that Buu is as old as the universe itself and ''no one'' knows where he came from or how he was born, making him an outside context villain for the entire universe.

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* OutsideGenreFoe: Buu, for being as close to an EldritchAbomination that ''Dragon Ball'' continuity would allow. This bizarre pink genie creature has terrorized the universe, cowed the gods themselves, can transform you into ''conscious'' food while eating you alive, or absorb you by using its own malleable flesh to break off and consume you as it reintegrates with him and transforms into a new form, [[TheAssimilator taking some of the traits of the victims]] (this happened to ''God''), and, sufficiently enraged, he can tear through dimensional barriers, potentially causing universal collapse should he manage to hit enough at once. His pure, untainted form, Kid Buu, is even worse. Unlike all the other villains, he can't be reasoned with, he has no pride to take advantage of, and no desire for anything except killing everything. In order to beat him, they the protagonists literally had have to go to a the one planet that he couldn't can't blow up in one shot. Even then, he was he's close to being an immortal given his endless energy and regeneration. He can even teleport into the afterlife, killing you for good after he kills you the first time. Buu's origins were also {{retcon}}ed to make him ''more'' out of context. It's originally believed that Bibidi created Buu using an advanced form of magic. We later learn that Buu is as old as the universe itself and ''no one'' knows where he came from or how he was born, making him an outside context villain for the entire universe.


* AndIMustScream: Piccolo attempted this when he trapped Buu within the Time Chamber. Since Buu is an eternal entity, he would live forever in another dimension with no way to escape or die since he can regenerate from atoms. He escaped by, well, [[{{irony}} screaming]].

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* AndIMustScream: Piccolo attempted attempts to inflict this on him when he trapped traps Buu within the Time Chamber. Since Buu is an eternal entity, this means he would live forever in another dimension with no way to escape or die since he can regenerate from atoms. He escaped escapes by, well, [[{{irony}} screaming]].


Buu's original form, and the form he takes again in the end. Kid Buu is the purest form of the character, before he absorbed the Kais ages ago. Super Buu is forced back into this form after Fat Buu is separated from him again. Aside from the change in size and power, this also causes a significant decrease in intellect, to the point that this Buu is essentially like an animal. Kid Buu knows nothing but destructive rage and literally destroys the Earth just for fun (the Namek Dragon Balls put it back together again.) He then ''rips a hole in reality'' to do the same to the Other World, but is confronted by Goku, Vegeta, and Fat Buu. The latter two manage to hold Kid Buu off while Goku gathers his biggest Spirit Bomb ever, which finally ends Kid Buu's reign of terror.

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Buu's original form, and the form he takes again in the end. Kid Buu is the purest form of the character, before he absorbed the Kais ages ago. Super Buu is forced back into this form after Fat Buu is separated from him again. Aside from the change in size and power, this also causes a significant decrease in intellect, to the point that this Buu is essentially like an animal.more animal than person. Kid Buu knows nothing but destructive rage and literally destroys the Earth just for fun (the Namek Dragon Balls put it back together again.) He then ''rips a hole in reality'' to do the same to the Other World, but is confronted by Goku, Vegeta, and Fat Buu. The latter two manage to hold Kid Buu off while Goku gathers his biggest Spirit Bomb ever, which finally ends Kid Buu's reign of terror.



* AnimalMotif: An ape, poetically enough for the Saiyan's final foe in ''Z''. Appearing to have about the same level of sapience as a chimp or such, he even spends the start of the final fight just beating his chest and hooting.



* TheBerserker: Kid Buu fights like a monstrous, wild, animal and has no formal training only pure strength and savagery. He spares no one in combat and has no friends or foes so he can attack and kill whoever he wants.

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* TheBerserker: Kid Buu fights like a monstrous, wild, wild animal and has no formal training training, only pure strength and savagery. He spares no one in combat and has no friends or foes so he can attack and kill whoever he wants.



* BreatherBoss: An odd InUniverse example. After [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness doing everything in their power to immediately end Super Buu]] and ''avoid'' fighting him if at all possible, Goku and Vegeta become totally willing to screw around against Kid Buu and overall don't take him seriously. To be fair to them, he's a lot weaker than his previous incarnation, and while he ''did'' destroy the Earth this killed no one except four unconscious people still out cold from the struggle with Super Buu (the whole planet had already been depopulated by his previous two incarnations). That the heroes could've easily defeated him at any point using any one of a half dozen methods is [[LampshadeHanging repeatedly lampshaded]], and considered highly frustrating by [[OnlySaneMan the Old Kai]]. Thankfully for Buu, [[BloodKnight Goku and Vegeta]] are more concerned with [[HonorBeforeReason having fun fights and making moral points]] than anything else, so he lasts long enough to have a drawn out final battle.

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* BreatherBoss: An odd InUniverse example. After [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness doing everything in their power to immediately end Super Buu]] and ''avoid'' fighting him if at all possible, Goku and Vegeta become totally willing to screw around against Kid Buu and overall don't take him seriously. To be fair to them, he's a lot weaker than his previous incarnation, and while he ''did'' destroy the Earth this killed no one except four unconscious people still out cold from the struggle with Super Buu (the whole planet had already been depopulated by his previous two incarnations). That the heroes could've easily defeated him at any point using any one of a half dozen methods is [[LampshadeHanging repeatedly lampshaded]], and considered highly frustrating by [[OnlySaneMan the Old Elder Kai]]. Thankfully for Buu, [[BloodKnight Goku and Vegeta]] are more concerned with [[HonorBeforeReason having fun fights and making moral points]] than anything else, so he lasts long enough to have a drawn out final battle.



** After Mr. Buu gets expelled from Kid Buu's body and engages him, he shows himself to be decently close to Goku's strength and holds his own against Kid Buu for a while. Rather than having Kibito Kai restore their energy with his HealingHands (it was shown that Kibito alone could do so even to people dozens of times stronger than he was) and ganging up on Kid Buu 3-1, which ''surely'' would have spelled victory given that Goku and Mr. Buu individually would have killed him at certain points [[GoodThingYouCanHeal if they were more thorough]] [[FromASingleCell in their follow-up attacks]], Goku and Vegeta just watch the fight.
** Similarly, despite suggesting it himself earlier against base Super Buu, Goku never tries to get Vegeta to do the FusionDance with him while Mr. Buu is engaging in a long extended fight with Kid Buu. Instead, he agrees with Vegeta's point about responsibility and sticks with the Spirit Bomb.

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** After Mr. Fat Buu gets expelled from Kid Buu's body and engages him, he shows himself to be decently close to Goku's strength and holds his own against Kid Buu for a while. Rather than having Kibito Kai restore their energy with his HealingHands (it was shown that Kibito alone could do so even to people dozens of times stronger than he was) and ganging up on Kid Buu 3-1, which ''surely'' would have spelled victory given that Goku and Mr. Fat Buu individually would have killed him at certain points [[GoodThingYouCanHeal if they were more thorough]] [[FromASingleCell in their follow-up attacks]], Goku and Vegeta just watch the fight.
** Similarly, despite suggesting it himself earlier against base Super Buu, Goku never tries to get Vegeta to do the FusionDance with him while Mr. Fat Buu is engaging in a long extended fight with Kid Buu. Instead, he agrees with Vegeta's point about responsibility and sticks with the Spirit Bomb.



* DirtyCoward: Similar to Piccolo Daimao, he tries to use an exhausted and immobilized Vegeta as a HumanShield to stop Goku from throwing the Spirit Bomb at him.
* TheDreaded: Far more than his other forms: Shin, was scared of the other forms for their power but knew they could be beaten with some effort and the right plan (and in fact was willing to actually fight Super Buu directly once he became Kibitoshin), but as soon as Buu ''started'' reverting to this form Kibitoshin fell to his knees in despair, as he knew he's just impossible to control or reason with.

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* DirtyCoward: Similar Similarly to Piccolo Daimao, he tries to use an exhausted and immobilized Vegeta as a HumanShield to stop Goku from throwing the Spirit Bomb at him.
* TheDreaded: Far more than his other forms: Shin, Shin was scared of the other forms for their power but knew they could be beaten with some effort and the right plan (and in fact was willing to actually fight Super Buu directly once he became Kibitoshin), but as soon as Buu ''started'' reverting to this form Kibitoshin fell to his knees in despair, as he knew he's just impossible to control or reason with.



* EnfantTerrible: Well, he is ''billions of years old'', but in appearance and personality, he is a spoiled, sociopathic child.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Upon his rebirth, he tries to destroy the Earth with an energy blast. When Vegeta stops it, he responds by making a giant ball of energy that's strong enough to destroy the Earth ten times. When Goku begs him to stop, he laughs before dropping the Planet Burst.

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* EnfantTerrible: Well, he is ''billions of years old'', but in appearance and personality, he is he's a spoiled, sociopathic child.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Upon his rebirth, he tries to destroy the Earth with an energy blast. When Vegeta stops it, he responds by making a giant ball of energy that's strong enough to destroy the Earth ten times.times over. When Goku begs him to stop, he laughs before dropping the Planet Burst.



* FinalBoss: This form of Buu is the true final villain of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', one of the most powerful villains ever and absolutely THE most dangerous.

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* FinalBoss: This form of Buu is the true final villain of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', one of the most powerful villains ever and absolutely THE ''the'' most dangerous.



* ForTheEvulz: The only real explanation for most, if not all of his actions. He is described as being "evil incarnate". Unlike Super Buu, who at least cared about a good fight, Kid Buu just wanted to destroy for the sake of destruction (his first act was to blow up Earth even after Vegeta challenged him to a fight).
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: He has no reason for blowing stuff up, he just does it and goes on to blow more stuff up. In this case Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad ''at all''; Fat Buu was ObliviouslyEvil, Super Buu had an ego a smart individual could play to. Kid Buu is completely unrestrained in his [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal drives]], no bargaining or reasoning with him. It's not for nothing that everyone agrees this is what makes him the most dangerous, even if he lacks the raw power levels of his other forms.
* GracefulLoser: Well, as graceful as you can be when you're insane. Unlike every major villain since Vegeta, he didn't pitch a fit or RageQuit when he's faced with death. Instead, he had an expression of [[ThisIsGonnaSuck silent resignation]].

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* ForTheEvulz: The only real explanation for most, if not all of his actions. He is described as being "evil incarnate". Unlike Super Buu, who at least cared about a good fight, Kid Buu just wanted wants to destroy for the sake of destruction (his first act was is to blow up Earth even after Vegeta challenged him to a fight).
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: He has no reason for blowing stuff up, he just does it and goes on to blow more stuff up. In this case Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad ''at all''; Fat Buu was ObliviouslyEvil, Super Buu had an ego a smart individual could play to. to, but Kid Buu is completely unrestrained in his [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal drives]], no bargaining or reasoning with him. It's not for nothing that everyone agrees this is what makes him the most dangerous, even if he lacks the raw power levels of his other forms.
* GracefulLoser: Well, as graceful as you can be when you're insane. Unlike every major villain since Vegeta, he didn't doesn't pitch a fit or RageQuit when he's faced with death. Instead, he had has an expression of [[ThisIsGonnaSuck silent resignation]].



* KnightOfCerebus: Upon his rebirth, he destroys the Earth (killing what is left of the main cast outside of Goku, Vegeta, Dende, and Mr. Satan) while laughing and then in the anime went on to destroy at least five other planets in a span of a minute. Goku outright says that Buu will destroy the galaxy in less than an hour. To make things worse, he teleports into the Afterlife, ready to kill people who are already dead, effectively erasing them from existence. [[DarkestHour His very existence brought the Arc to its darkest point]].

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* KnightOfCerebus: Upon his rebirth, he destroys the Earth (killing what is left of the main cast outside of Goku, Vegeta, Dende, and Mr. Satan) while laughing and then in the anime went on to destroy at least five other planets in a the span of a minute. Goku outright says that Buu will destroy the galaxy in less than an hour. To make things worse, he teleports into the Afterlife, ready to kill people who are already dead, which would effectively erasing erase them from existence. [[DarkestHour His very existence brought the Arc to its darkest point]].



* LaughingMad: Burst into randomly laughter during his fight with Goku.

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* LaughingMad: Burst Bursts into randomly laughter during his fight with Goku.



* NightmareFace: Several insane expressions and facial deformities that makes him are quite disturbing, along with Super Buu as well.

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* NightmareFace: Several Like Super Buu he pulls several insane expressions and facial deformities that makes make him are quite disturbing, along with Super Buu as well.disturbing.



* NonIndicativeName: Chapter 49 of the ''Super'' manga reveals that [[spoiler:the Kid Buu that Goku fought had absorbed the Kaioshins' god power when Super Buu split into Good Buu and Kid Buu, thus making this Kid Buu stronger than the original.]] In other words, he's ''not'' "Pure" Buu, contrary to his official Japanese name.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Even more so than Super Buu. Kid Buu can't be reasoned with or bargained with. All he cares about is blowing stuff up. Goku and Vegeta have to lure him to the Supreme Kais' world to fight him because it's the ''only'' planet he can't one-shot.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When first introduced, both Goku and Vegita perceived him as a joke, literally laugh at him and mocking him for his size, [[TemptingFate each saying they could take him on.]] ''[[UnderestimatingBadassery They]]'' ''[[EarthShatteringKaboom couldn't]]''. They are a lot less prone to consider him easy challenge afterwards. [[ZigzaggedTrope However]], when given the chance to fuse with the Potara they choose HonorBeforeReason, ''and grow to regret it.'' By the end, when they ''do'' finally beat him, Vegeta even goes as far as to attempt to ShootTheDog out of genuine '''fear'''.
* OmnicidalManiac: Again, the purest example. Kid Buu is less a villain than he is a rampaging force of nature - even Bibidi, his "creator", could do little but point him at people and watch the carnage. [[note]]We later [[WordOfGod learned from the author]] that Bibidi never created Buu, he just summoned him and tried, and failed, to control him. Buu has existed since the universe itself was created and caused destruction wherever he went before going into long stages of hibernation.[[/note]]

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* NonIndicativeName: Chapter 49 of the ''Super'' manga reveals that [[spoiler:the Kid Buu that Goku fought had absorbed received the Grand Kaioshins' god divine power when Super Buu split into Good Buu and Kid Buu, split, thus making this Kid Buu stronger than the original.]] In other words, he's ''not'' "Pure" Buu, contrary to his official Japanese name.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Even more so than Super Buu. Kid Buu can't be reasoned with or bargained with. All he cares about is blowing stuff up. Goku and Vegeta have to lure him to the Supreme Kais' world to fight him because it's the ''only'' only planet he can't one-shot.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When first introduced, both Goku and Vegita perceived perceive him as a joke, literally laugh at him and mocking mock him for his size, [[TemptingFate each saying they could can take him on.]] ''[[UnderestimatingBadassery They]]'' ''[[EarthShatteringKaboom couldn't]]''. They are can't]]''. They're a lot less prone to consider him an easy challenge afterwards. [[ZigzaggedTrope However]], when given the chance to fuse with the Potara they choose HonorBeforeReason, ''and grow to regret it.'' it''. By the end, when they ''do'' finally beat him, Vegeta even goes as far as to attempt to ShootTheDog out of genuine '''fear'''.
* OmnicidalManiac: Again, the purest example. Kid Buu is less a villain than he is a rampaging force of nature - even Bibidi, his "creator", could do little but point him at people and watch the carnage. [[note]]We [[note]][[WordOfGod Toriyama would later [[WordOfGod learned from the author]] reveal]] that Bibidi never created Buu, he just summoned him and him, then tried, and failed, to control him. Buu has existed since the universe itself was created and caused destruction wherever he went before going into long stages of hibernation.[[/note]]



* PureIsNotGood: It is implied that Kid Buu is pure of heart in the final moments of the battle as he managed to not only catch the Spirit Bomb (which almost vaporized him), but also ended up pushing it back at Goku while he was still weakened before ultimately having it be reflected right back to him, and then destroyed by it. Possibly overlapping with ChildrenAreInnocent since by all appearances, he doesn't seem to possess the full intelligence to actually understand what he's doing. He just loves the thrill of breaking things. In the original Japanese he is even called Pure Buu. Judging by the fact that Uub exists, it seems he also repented for his sins in Hell.
* RubberMan: Even more so than his previous forms. Using his amorphous nature is a big part of his ConfusionFu, stretching his punches, spreading out like a parachute to slow his momentum, and morphing to let attacks pass through him where possible rather than regenerating after taking the hit.
* {{Sadist}}: A sadistic OmnicidalManiac though not in the obvious way. His only purpose in life is to kill until there is nothing left and he enjoys the carnage and destruction. Interestingly, he doesn't seem to take much if any pleasure in the pain of others as he never really takes his time killing his enemies or watch their pain inactively. Even when he beats Vegeta mercilessly, he isn't enjoying the pain so much as the act of pummeling Vegeta repeatedly. This could be due to the fact that Kid Buu cannot understand or comprehend emotion and is incapable of deep thought.

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* PureIsNotGood: It is implied that Kid Buu is pure of heart in the final moments of the his final battle as he managed manages to not only catch the Spirit Bomb (which almost vaporized him), but also ended up pushing almost pushes it back at Goku while he was still weakened before ultimately having it be reflected right back to him, and then destroyed by it. Goku. Possibly overlapping with ChildrenAreInnocent since by all appearances, he doesn't seem to possess the full necessary intelligence to actually understand what he's doing. He just loves the thrill of breaking things. In the original Japanese he is even called Pure Buu. Judging by the fact that Uub exists, comes into existence so shortly after his demise, it seems he also repented for his sins in Hell.
Hell quite quickly.
* RubberMan: Even more so than his previous forms. Using his amorphous nature is a big part of his ConfusionFu, stretching his punches, spreading out like a parachute to slow his momentum, momentum from being knocked back, and morphing to let attacks pass through him where possible rather than regenerating after taking the hit.
hit and having to regenerate.
* {{Sadist}}: A sadistic OmnicidalManiac though not in the obvious way. His only purpose in life is to kill until there is nothing left and as he enjoys the carnage and destruction. Interestingly, he doesn't seem to take much much, if any pleasure in the pain of others as he never really takes his time killing his enemies or watch watches their pain inactively. Even when he beats Vegeta mercilessly, he isn't enjoying the pain so much as the act of pummeling Vegeta repeatedly. This could be due to the fact that Kid Buu cannot understand or comprehend emotion and is incapable of deep thought.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: He has this reaction as Goku prepares to push the Spirit Bomb to kill him. This is noticeable since every villain in ''Z'' either {{Rage Quit}}s or screams in disbelief upon their defeat.
* TheUnfettered: There is plenty of debate on Kid Buu on whether he is the most ''powerful'' incarnation, but everyone agrees that he is the most ''dangerous'' one. The other versions can be reasoned with to at least some extent; Kid Buu is virtually destruction incarnate.
* UnskilledButStrong: PlayedWith. He is virtually a mindless machine of destruction, but he can sense energy and make the best use of his unusual body compared to all the other Buu forms (in fact, careful observations note that he has the fastest regeneration time out of all the Buu forms, being virtually instantaeous, probably because he is in his original form). At the same time, [[ConfusionFu his attacks are wild and unpredictable]], which actually makes him the most troublesome form of Buu to fight (especially since he's the most adapt at exploting his unique rubbery body.) There's also the matter that he still [[PowerCopying copies/recalls]] [[AwesomeByAnalysis the techniques he sees]] [[InstantExpert and can pull them off without a hitch]].

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: He has this reaction as Goku prepares to push the Spirit Bomb to kill him. This is noticeable since every other villain in ''Z'' either {{Rage Quit}}s or screams in disbelief upon their defeat.
* TheUnfettered: There is plenty of debate on Kid Buu on as to whether he is the most ''powerful'' incarnation, but everyone agrees that he is the most ''dangerous'' one. The other versions can be reasoned with to at least some extent; Kid Buu is virtually destruction incarnate.
* UnskilledButStrong: PlayedWith. He is virtually a mindless machine of destruction, but he can sense energy and make the best use of his unusual body compared to all the other Buu forms (in fact, careful observations note that he has the fastest regeneration time out of all the Buu forms, being virtually instantaeous, probably because he is in his original form). At the same time, [[ConfusionFu his attacks are wild and unpredictable]], which actually makes him the most troublesome form of Buu to fight (especially since he's the most adapt at exploting exploiting his unique rubbery body.) There's also the matter that he can still [[PowerCopying copies/recalls]] instantly copy/recall]] [[AwesomeByAnalysis the techniques he sees]] [[InstantExpert and can pull them off without a hitch]].



* WorthyOpponent: Despite being a nearly mindless creature of pure destruction, it's easy to tell that he views Goku and Vegeta as this given that he searches for them across several planets and takes his time fighting them. In the end, Goku returns the sentiment.

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* WorthyOpponent: Despite being a nearly mindless creature of pure destruction, it's easy to tell that he views Goku and Vegeta as this these given that he searches for them across several planets and takes his time fighting them. In the end, Goku returns the sentiment.


* ConfusionFu: All the Buu's implement this to some degree, whether it be manipulating his body to great extents, using moves that he had seen before, or absorbing them when they least expect it, Buu is a ''very'' hard opponent to predict.



* PowerLimiter: Zigzag all over the place. After Buu absorbs the Grand Supreme Kai, he transforms into the weaker and more docile Fat Buu. Supreme Kai even bemuses that his master did this on purpose so he could give Buu a conscience. After Fat Buu gets eaten by Evil Buu, he becomes the much more powerful Super Buu, but he is also restrained by emotions such as arrogance, pride, and his friendship with Mr. Satan. Once Fat Buu is disconnected from Super Buu, he returns to his pure form who can use his power to its fullest, since he has ''no'' emotional restraint. However, even while disconnected, Fat Buu still manages to influence Kid Buu, keeping him from killing Mr. Satan until he spits him out.

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* PowerLimiter: Zigzag all over the place. After Buu absorbs the Grand Supreme Kai, he transforms into the weaker and more docile Fat Buu. Supreme Kai even bemuses that his master did this on purpose so he could give Buu a conscience. After Fat Buu gets eaten by Evil Buu, he becomes the much more powerful Super Buu, but he is also restrained by emotions such as arrogance, pride, and his friendship with Mr. Satan. Once Fat Buu is disconnected from Super Buu, he returns to his pure form who can use his power to its fullest, since he has ''no'' emotional restraint. However, even while disconnected, Fat Buu still manages to influence Kid Buu, keeping him from killing Mr. Satan until he spits him out.



* ShapeShifterGuiltTrip: Whenever Buu absorbs someone, he takes on their physical traits and mannerisms, which makes for an unnerving fight if the person fighting is a close friend or loved one. It's heavily implied that [[TheDreaded beyond his abilities surpassing the other Supreme Kais, especially after his first absorption]], is that [[MyGreatestFailure his appearance and mannerisms are a constant traumatic reminder that his comrade, Grand Supreme Kai was absorbed by Buu and the monster commits atrocities with those traits as a further reminder of that failure to prevent that.]] Fat Buu himself, [[AvertedTrope doesn't capitalize on this aspect of himself due to being concerned about destroying on his master's orders and being naive outside of it.]]

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* ShapeShifterGuiltTrip: Whenever Buu absorbs someone, he takes on their physical traits and mannerisms, which makes for an unnerving fight if the person fighting is a close friend or loved one. It's heavily implied that [[TheDreaded beyond his abilities surpassing the other Supreme Kais, especially after his first absorption]], is that [[MyGreatestFailure his appearance and mannerisms are a constant traumatic reminder to Supreme Kai that his comrade, Grand Supreme Kai Kai, was absorbed by Buu and the monster commits atrocities with those traits as a further reminder of that failure to prevent that.]] Fat Buu himself, [[AvertedTrope doesn't capitalize on this aspect of himself due to being concerned about destroying on his master's orders and being naive outside of it.]]



* TangledFamilyTree: Let's see, Kid Buu absorbs South Supreme Kai to become Buff Buu, and then absorbs Grand Supreme Kai to become Fat Buu. Then Fat Buu releases the evilness from himself in rage which manifests itself into the Evil Buu, who subsequently absorbs Fat Buu and becomes Super Buu. Super Buu absorbs Gotenks, Piccolo, and Gohan only to have them ripped from inside of him by Vegito (who also removes Fat Buu). After all of these are removed, Super Buu becomes Kid Buu again, who is then destroyed and reincarnated into Uub. This can confuse a lot of people since it would seem like removing Fat Buu from Super Buu should turn him back into Evil Buu, but it doesn't. Also, while Fat Buu releasing his Evil side made him weaker and him being rejected by Kid Buu made Kid Buu weaker, Fat Buu could theorically be changed back into Kid Buu ''again'' if someone was to get inside of him and remove the Supreme Kais that he absorbed. Despite all of this, each Buu also seems to have limitless potential if ''Super'' is anything to go by and each Buu can become the strongest version of himself regardless if they absorb their opponents or not. All of this doesn't even take into account the games many different timelines and questionable canonicity where you get Buu's descendents born from the union of him and a female version of himself that he created in ''Dragon Ball Online'', his descendents(?) that somehow formed in ''Xenoverse'', or characters like his clones or Majin 21 in ''Dragon Ball Heroes'' (how do you create a clone out of a magical pink blob anyway?)

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* TangledFamilyTree: Let's see, Kid Buu absorbs South Supreme Kai to become Buff Buu, and then absorbs Grand Supreme Kai to become Fat Buu. Then Fat Buu releases the evilness from himself in rage which manifests itself into the Evil Buu, who subsequently absorbs Fat Buu and becomes Super Buu. Super Buu absorbs Gotenks, Piccolo, and Gohan only to have them ripped from inside of him by Vegito (who also removes Fat Buu). After all of these are removed, Super Buu becomes Kid Buu again, who is then destroyed and reincarnated into Uub. This can confuse a lot of people since it would seem like removing Fat Buu from Super Buu should turn him back into Evil Buu, but it doesn't. Also, while Fat Buu releasing his Evil side made him weaker and him being rejected by Kid Buu made Kid Buu weaker, Fat Buu could theorically theorhetically be changed back into Kid Buu ''again'' if someone was to get inside of him and remove the Supreme Kais that he absorbed. Despite all of this, each Buu also seems to have limitless potential if ''Super'' is anything to go by and each Buu can become the strongest version of himself regardless if they absorb their opponents or not. All of this doesn't even take into account the games many different timelines and questionable canonicity where you get Buu's descendents born from the union of him and a female version of himself that he created in ''Dragon Ball Online'', his descendents(?) that somehow formed in ''Xenoverse'', or characters like his clones or Majin 21 in ''Dragon Ball Heroes'' (how do you create a clone out of a magical pink blob anyway?)Heroes''



* His battle with Gotenks results in Fat Buu beating him senseless with ease.



* DependingOnTheWriter: Buu's characterisation in the post-''Z'' series varies drastically. In ''GT'', he's portrayed as surprisingly OlderAndWiser since ''Z'', as he's much more levelheaded and verbose than before (in the Japanese dub, at least). He recognises his connection with Uub, which leads to him effectively sacrificing himself in order to fuse with Uub and give him a mighty power boost, much like Kami to Piccolo. Although Uub still gets beaten by Baby, Majuub later attacking Baby from the inside proves instrumental to saving the day. In ''Super'', Buu is infamously treated as TheLoad, being totally unreliable in contributing anything to the Dragon Team's efforts in most arcs (in fact, he sometimes makes matter worse, like with Beerus's "pudding incident") and still generally acting like a big toddler.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Buu's characterisation in the post-''Z'' series varies drastically. In ''GT'', he's portrayed as surprisingly OlderAndWiser since ''Z'', as he's much more levelheaded and verbose than before (in the Japanese dub, at least). He recognises recognizes his connection with Uub, which leads to him effectively sacrificing himself in order to fuse with Uub and give him a mighty power boost, much like Kami to Piccolo. Although Uub still gets beaten by Baby, Majuub later attacking Baby from the inside proves instrumental to saving the day. In ''Super'', Buu is infamously treated as TheLoad, being totally unreliable in contributing anything to the Dragon Team's efforts in most arcs (in fact, he sometimes makes matter worse, like with Beerus's "pudding incident") and still generally acting like a big toddler.


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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Once Super Buu absorbs Gotenks, Piccolo, and especially Gohan, he becomes one to Perfect form Cell. He becomes a proud, arrogant ChallengeSeeker who thinks no one can best him, and throws temper tantrums when he is.

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