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Broly/Broli (ブロリー, Burorī)

Adult Broly voiced by (Japanese): Bin Shimada
Adult Broly voiced by (English): Doug Rand (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Vic Mignogna (2003-2019), Johnny Yong Bosch (2019-) (Funimation dub)
Adult Broly voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Ricardo Brust (Broly The Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly Second Coming and Dragon Ball Super: Broly; Mexican dub), Alejandro Graue (Dragon Ball Super: Broly; Argentinian dub), Unknown (Bio-Broly)

Baby Broly voiced by (Japanese): Hiroko Emori (Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan), Yukiko Morishita (Dragon Ball Super: Broly)
Baby Broly voiced by (English): Doug Rand and Jodi Forrest (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Cynthia Cranz (Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan & Broly - Second Coming), Brina Palencia (Dragon Ball Super: Broly) (Funimation dub)
Baby Broly voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Lupita Leal (Mexican dub), Alejandro Graue (Dragon Ball Super: Broly; Argentinian dub).

"The Legendary Super Saiyan", Broly is a villain well known in the Dragon Ball franchise. Originally created by writer Takao Koyama and designed by Akira Toriyama for the Non-Serial Movie Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan, with the intention of being just another Villain of the Week.

However, due to positive reception, Broly became a Breakout Villain in the franchise, appearing in almost every videogame of the series, is the star of four movies, a cinematic attraction at Universal Studios Japan (in a new form called Broly God), as well as gaining a Distaff Counterpart expy in the form of Universe 6 fighter, Kale.


Broly himself would finally become a Canon Immigrant in 2018 with the film Dragon Ball Super: Broly, but as a completely new character, ignoring his previous appearances, but taking the core element of the character. This new version of Broly is also referred by the name "Broly: BR" by Dragon Ball Heroes and other forms of media in order to keep him apart from the original.

This article is about both versions of the character.

Also, his power is maximum.

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    In General 
  • Abusive Parents: No matter what depiction Broly is in, it is made plain and simple that Paragus has been horrible to his son even by saiyan standards.
  • The Ace: Pretty much the whole concept of being the Legendary Super Saiyan. Both versions were born with a power level of 10,000; and his Super version is shown being powerful enough to make short work of Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta without needing to transform to his Super Saiyan full power form.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • Z incarnation: Much like Kid Buu, he's violently homicidal and is shown shouting and attacking violently in an animalistic fury.
    • Super incarnation: A much, much more sympathetic version compared to his original incarnation, but a combination of Broly having little control over his power and being inexperienced in controlling his temper results in him becoming mentally and emotionally unbalanced whenever he’s provoked, and he can fall into a murderous rage worryingly easy. When he goes Super Saiyan, this goes into total overdrive and he ends up going after everybody.
  • Beam Spam: One of his signature attacks, Blaster Meteor, forms an energy barrier around himself and uses it to fire energy blasts everywhere.
  • The Berserker: His most popular trait, although 2 versions of him vary:
    • Z version: This nine-foot behemoth of a Saiyan is basically wrath incarnate. Broly is extremely powerful and incredibly durable. He is a very capable martial artist but worries less about restraint due to his immense strength and the rage that fuels his power.
    • Super version: This incarnation of Broly is only wrathful because of his past and only attacks when he needs to, and when he does all of his berserker rage will be unleashed. Like the berserkers of old, he can barely tell the difference between friend or foe when enraged and is impervious to pain. Paragus compares his rage to a Great Ape in the form of a normal Saiyan.
  • Body Horror:
    • When he transforms from regular Super Saiyan into his Legendary form, he bulks up so much that he literally bursts out of his skin; the top layer of his skin tears off, he becomes horribly pale, like a corpse, and his pupils vanish.
    • His Bio-Broly incarnation is even worse in this regard. He partially merges with the culture fluid, which is basically sulfuric acid when exposed to air, before it breaks him down completely and transforms him into a Blob Monster.
    • His Super incarnation also suffers from this to an extent. According to the light novel, the constant eruption of power in his Wrath state causes him physical pain; Broly's growls and screams aren't out of fighting spirit or rage, but because he's in agony.
  • Breakout Villain: Despite being only a Non-Serial Movie villain, he gained enough positive reception to gain more sequels based on him, and to appear in almost all video games, even ones that don't involve anything from non-canon material (Like Sagas or Dragon Ball Xenoverse), and gain transformations who otherwise are exclusive to Goku. This went to the point a canon Distaff Counterpart named Kale was created for Dragon Ball Super, which included a lot of references to Broly without even making him canon to the series. And then he became a Canon Immigrant in Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
  • Canon Immigrant:
    • At first, only his Legendary Super Saiyan form was adapted. In Dragon Ball Super, a female Saiyan named Kale is shown accessing that form, however, it isn't called "Legendary Super Saiyan". It's called Super Saiyan Berserker. However, it is then called Legendary Saiyan, and the manga version of Super even states is a demonic transformation that happens every 1000 years, fully adapting Broly's concept.
    • And then Broly followed suit himself as the villain of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which takes place after Super. However, "he was updated and with a new side to his character".
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience:
    • Both his hair and his Battle Aura have a slight green tint when he enters his Legendary Super Saiyan form.
    • When Broly turns into a regular, non-Legendary Super Saiyan, his Restraining Bolt makes his hair turn blue instead of golden.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist:
    • The original Broly is different from many movie villains and is one of the reasons why he is so memorable. Unlike all movie villains before him, he isn't a retread of an already established villain, he has a shown backstory that paints him in a somewhat tragic light, and his unhinged animalistic personality helped him establish him apart from past villains who were smart enough but their motivations weren't really fleshed out, being rather one-note for the sake of a conflict. He predates Majin Buu in this regard, but unlike Buu who is prone to cartoonish violence or acts, he is treated completely seriously.
    • The Super version of Broly, differentiates himself in many ways from the previous movie villain Frieza till a point they are pretty much polar opposites.
      • They are both pre-existing characters who became movie villains however Frieza already is a canon character while Broly became a Canon Immigrant.
      • Frieza was not taken seriously by Goku and Vegeta which was the reason why he succeeded in destroying the Earth if it wasn't for Whis turning back time, while Broly was taken seriously by them which was the reason why they managed to prevent Broly from destroying the Earth by not taking any chances and deciding to fuse into Gogeta.
      • Frieza is considered pure evil, while Broly is considered to be pure innocence.
      • They are both considered prodigies in fighting, but Frieza had to train to match up to Goku and Vegeta's level, while Broly used his Adaptive Ability. Also their fights with them went completely different; Frieza outclassed Goku after getting serious but was unable to defeat him because his Golden form's stamina problems caused him to constantly get weaker and only won with dirty tricks, while Broly started off being weaker than Goku and Vegeta but through Adaptive Ability eventually overwhelmed them with his constantly growing power, awakening of Super Saiyan transformation and technically won since they both had to run away from the battle and had to fuse together in order to defeat him. On top of that some sources even state that his stamina appears to be limitless.
      • Frieza had personal reasons for fighting against Goku, while Broly had no personal reasons at all and only fought against him and his allies because of his father's wishes.
      • Their relationship with their fathers are also different. Frieza doesn't care about his dad, King Cold, as shown when Frieza didn't care he wasn't resurrected with the Dragon Balls like him, despite the fact he saved his life after Frieza's battle on Namek, while Broly cares about his father, Paragus, as shown when Broly transform into a Super Saiyan because of his death despite the fact their relationship is pretty much abusive since he put a Shock Collar on him that hurts a lot.
      • And finally Frieza was killed at the end of his movie, while Broly managed to survive throughout his movie albeit with help.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Broly is leagues stronger than Paragus, both in Z and in Super. In both cases, Paragus loses control of his son and becomes a sitting duck.
  • Dub Personality Change:
    • In the original work, Broly is portrayed in both incarnations as a man of few words, due to him having No Social Skills (until he transforms in Movie 8, where he goes to a talkative Soft-Spoken Sadist). Ricardo Brust' interpretation of the character in the Latin American dub puts him as more of an eloquent guy in both incarnations.
    • In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Broly likewise is pretty respectful of his father, even telling Cheelai and Lemo that "it's not nice to speak bad about his father". In Latin America, he is defensive of his father, and in a somber tone tells them to not speak bad about Paragus.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Broccoli, named after a vegetable like all Saiyans. He is a interesting case, as he is associated with the same color as the vegetable.
  • Emerald Power: His ki is a unique shade of green, and is a threat regardless of incarnation. His Legendary Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan Full Power forms also have a yellowish-green tint that are exclusive to them.
  • Gathering Steam: It's noted that Broly (in the original Z movie and in Super's version) continuously gets stronger as he fights. With his strength already being considerably high before he turns into a Super Saiyan, it only adds to how dangerous he is as a fighter.
  • The Gift: The only words that can describe his fighting potential. Broly has almost limitless energy, a unique Super Saiyan state that elevates him above and beyond almost everybody in the series, and is extremely durable.
    • His Z version already knew how to fly and summon energy barriers as a baby and started off strong enough to repel an exploding planet. Thanks to his Ax-Crazy antics, his power was constantly increasing until Paragus put a Power Limiter on him. When that broke and he unleashed his Legendary Super Saiyan form, his power was effectively at maximum and he never tired out. Even a (admittedly rusty) Super Saiyan 2 wasn't enough for him.
    • Due to being a Saiyan mutant, his Super version has greater potential than even Saiyan hybrids like Gohan due to his highly potent Adaptive Ability. He started out much weaker than Goku and Vegeta due to a lack of proper training and challenging opponent. He then quickly closed the gap when he fought them for the first time in his base and Rage forms and greatly exceeded them once he became a Super Saiyan. Then he achieves Super Saiyan Full Power, which forces Gogeta to go into Super Saiyan Blue to defeat him.
  • Goo-Goo-Godlike: In both versions, Broly was born with a very high Power Level, making him equal to adult Saiyan veterans like Bardock and King Vegeta. In comparison, Goku was born with a measly power level of two.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Both versions of Broly can get very upset quickly, albeit for different reasons: Z's Broly truly loses his temper and control upon seeing Goku/anything remotely resembling him, turning from barely restrained to full-on homicidal, while Broly's temper is much more volatile, as he's to get murderously upset upon someone assaulting his friends, and snaps at Cheelai when she touches Bah's ear without permission.
  • Hulking Out: All versions of Broly become massive upon activating their Super Mode.
  • HULK MASH!-Up: Broly exhibits many of the characteristics, having a Super Mode that causes him to Hulk Out, having Unstoppable Rage, and is always far far stronger than the heroes he’s fighting. Extra points for having a green colour scheme.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: The more his muscle mass increases the stronger he becomes.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Both versions of Broly are insanely durable.
    • The original Broly had his body self-destruct from Goku’s final attack and not only survived, but recovered. The only thing that managed to finally put him down was being blasted right into the core of the Sun, and even then took several seconds to finally expire.
    • The Super version of him is just as ludicrously tough, not sustaining a single visible wound even as Goku, Vegeta and Frieza go to town on him in their various fights, despite them sustaining cuts, bruises and torn clothes. He only starts taking visible damage when Gogeta enters the fray, and even after getting ragdolled by Gogeta’s No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, is still trying to go for him, only stopping when he finally loses his nerve and tries to flee.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: No matter what type of medium he's in, this will always be involved:
    • Non-canon incarnation: He kicks ass in all of his appearances, but it's best seen in the eighth movie, half of which is basically him beating the crap out of the Z-Warriors without breaking a sweat. And he even implies that he's not even using his full strength to do so. This is the most likely reason for him being a Breakout Villain, not to mention getting a Super Saiyan 3 transformation.
    • Canon incarnation:
      • Subjects Frieza to this for a full hour. Even in Golden form, the latter couldn't do much beyond take a beating.
      • He's later on the receiving end of this by Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta.
  • Person of Mass Destruction:
    • Non-canon incarnation: Broly destroyed several planets before the movie.
    • Canon incarnation: After launching his breath ki attack, Goku lampshaded that Earth is likely be destroyed if the attack ever connect with the planet. And that's before Broly becomes Super Saiyajin.
  • Prophet Eyes: In his Legendary form, he loses his sclera, which makes him look demonic compared with the other Super Saiyan transformations, and while many of these transformations invoke the prophet eyes at first, Broly is the only case where this is a permanent element in the transformation.
  • Physical God: A consistent element with Broly. He is the Legendary Super Saiyan, a figure of Saiyan mythology, known for having complete destructive power. Broly in the old movies was a character that was known for being The Juggernaut and coming back stronger despite seemingly dying. His canon debut likewise is no slouch either.
  • Screaming Warrior:
    • In a series known for warriors screaming from the top of their lungs, the original Broly is possibly the most known of them all, due to his constant screaming. While voicing him is required, his English voice actor really doesn't like when people ask him to do the voice at events, due to the effort damaging his vocal cords.
    • Over the course of the fight with Goku, Vegeta Frieza, Whis and Gogeta, the super version of Broly barely speaks a word; all he can do is scream in rage. This ends up being a logical reason as Broly is said to have tapped into the power of a raging Oozaru and due to that factor he has the primal roar of said power. As a Super Saiyan, all dialogue is thrown out the window, as pure rage and despair is driving his actions at that point in the movie.
  • Self-Made Orphan:
    • The original Broly did this by crushing his father's space-pod with him inside after he tried to leave him to die by a comet hitting the planet. Then again, considering what his father subjected him to after putting that power limiter/hypno trinket on him and later attempting to abandon Broly shortly before his demise, Paragus did deserve it.
    • Subverted with Super Broly, instead of him being the one to kill his father, Paragus, like his original counterpart. Paragus is instead killed by Frieza to make Broly transform into a Super Saiyan while Frieza lied and made Broly believe, he was the one who killed his father by accident during his fight against Goku.
  • Shadow Archetype: Both interpretations of Broly are cautionary tales of how Son Gohan may have turned out. Both have Saiyan heritage with power reserves that can fluctuate between average for their size to ridiculously high levels if they're ever angered. Both also have fathers who push them into succeeding them as warriors regardless of their feelings on the matter and both honed their potential either in hostile environments or on alien planets. Similar to how Goku lost control of Gohan once he attained Super Saiyan 2, Paragus lost control over Broly once he turned Super Saiyan against Goku.
  • Sickly Green Glow: His Legendary aura. Broly's aura has been consistently portrayed with a sick color green, and likewise has been a staple of the character since his debut in 1993. While his Super Saiyan hair was portrayed as the usual yellow in the sequel of Second Coming, this detail was ignored for future appearances because the color was just iconic and distinctive for him. The green aura and hair was kept for his Distaff Counterpart Kale, and then his canon debut.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Is it Broly, Brolly or Broli? The official English subtitles of the Z movies use Broli to fit the "broccoli" origin, but most other English and non-English localizations, the Japanese poster of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and the Japanese and English versions of Dragon Ball FighterZ use Broly.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Broly’s power is literally the stuff of legends in both incarnations.
    • The original incarnation can access forms that dwarf anything the heroes can churn out against him barring fusion, and is ridiculously hard to kill, even by Saiyan standards. He managed to survive being impaled by a knife as a baby and even in that state, he was still able to survive planet Vegeta's destruction and in his first movie he survived with what's implied to be his body exploding from Goku's attack. It took hurling him into the sun to truly ensure his death.
    • His Super incarnation is even worse, possessing an Adaptive Ability so potent that he can grow stronger on the fly, going from having trouble with base form Vegeta to giving Super Saiyan Blue Goku the fight of his life. When he manages to gain his Super Saiyan form he’s beating around Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta simultaneously and beating Golden Frieza for an hour long without any loss in power or stamina, and his Super Saiyan Full Power form is so powerful it takes Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta to take him down, and even then he did so quickly because his Adaptive Ability was acting up and would allow Broly to gain ground and overpower him if he wasn’t defeated ASAP.
  • Superpower Lottery: A huge winner even when compared to most other gifted beings in the Dragon Ball universe.
    • Z: As a baby, Broly's power level was exceptionally high by Saiyan standards at 10,000. This put him on the same level as adult Saiyans, which is why King Vegeta tried to have him killed. He was powerful enough to destroy an entire galaxy and proved superior to four Super Saiyans and a Super Namekian.
    • Super: Broly has all the Saiyan advantages of having an Adaptive Ability, Super Toughness, Power Copying (he can copy techniques by sight alone), and Came Back Strong, but all of his advantages are beyond normal Saiyan abilities because he's a mutant prodigy. His power grows to its maximum potential in every form he uses at an accelerated rate (his power doesn't just keep going up but instead he's able to gain the fullest possible potential in each form he uses), he can use the Oozaru's power while in humanoid form, and his Super Saiyan form is even more efficient than a normal Saiyan's. The only down side is that he can't properly control his tremendous power which causes him to go berserk.
  • Tragic Villain: Both incarnations of Broly went through hell, because of their power and King Vegeta III.
    • The original Broly may have lead a villainous life, one cannot help but wonder what kind of a person little baby Broly could have turned out to be if he did not have the twicefold trauma of having a dagger plunged into his heart and having his home-world obliterated around him by Frieza's apocalyptic meteor on the exact same day of his birth. Broly would have survived the destruction of Planet Vegeta regardless, sane and untraumatized, and with a loving and protective (by Saiyan standards) father, likely grew up from a happy little boy into a talented warrior not unlike Kakarot.
    • The Super version of Broly was exiled by by King Vegeta, manipulated by his father to be used as a weapon and lived on Vampa with only one type of food to eat for 40 years. In fact, the only reason he qualifies as a villain is because he is forced to be one.
  • Unskilled, but Strong:
    • Subverted with the original Broly. He looks like this and fights like this, but he's actually a capable martial artist. He's just so strong he can tank his way through anything.
    • Played straight with Super Broly. While he's far from completely unskilled he still lacks a refined fighting style since he lived on a Frontier Planet without any sentient beings his whole life. Not that this matters since he's stronger, faster and more durable than Goku and Vegeta along with lacking the stamina problems Frieza and Kale had. However, this comes back to bite him when Gogeta enters the fray, as although they’re breaking even for the most part as Super Saiyans, Gogeta manages to overpower Broly on several occasions simply by fighting competently rather than spamming energy blasts or flailing about. By the time Gogeta goes Blue and Broly breaks out Full Power form, his fighting ability has degenerated to simply alternating between bum-rushing his target and tossing energy waves at them in the hopes that he can hit him.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Seriously, if any version of him gets angry, it's going to be chaos!
    • In the Z era, he really really does not like Goku. Broly's rage in two of his movies are basically caused by him throwing a humongous tantrum because Goku made him cry. But all in all he still will fly into a rage if he is angry enough and if his power will overflow into MAXIMUM!!!
    • In Broly, when Paragus gives the order, he goes completely out of his mind, and he just gets worse as he progresses through his transformations. After Frieza kills Paragus to stoke Broly's rage further, he goes from berserk to outright apocalyptic.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds:
    • Z's Broly plays with this. While Paragus claims that Broly was only kept under control by his Slave Collar and was a dangerous monster otherwise (which is partly true), Broly has had it rather rough. He was nearly killed twice on the day he was born, his father brainwashed him to be his slave when he was a teen to be his weapon and kept him like that for years before being able to break out due to his murderous hate of Goku... If he hadn't been a mentally deranged psychopath and the fact he was Flanderized to being a one dimensional character, it would have been easy to see him as a full blown Tragic Villain.
    • Super's Broly has this played incredibly straight. He is a saiyan who is exiled to a death world for his power, and with no one but his father to guide him, he is hardly more than an attack dog for Paragus. He's forced to break connections with the only thing that would befriend him, and unable to control his instincts without intense electric shocks to curb his behavior for forty years. Once Paragus is killed by Frieza to force the same loss and pain Goku felt when he first transformed into a Super Saiyan, Broly loses all semblance of sanity and lashes out at everyone within his field of view. Unlike the original Broly who became free to act on his verified evil nature, this Broly just becomes a lost dog who keeps fighting out of blind rage, not because he wants to.
  • Wolverine Publicity:
    • Broly is so popular that he received two sequels to his debut film, is a consistent character in video games (even the ones that ignore non-canon events like Sagas, the original Xenoverse and Dragon Ball Fighter Z), and he receives transformations that are otherwise exclusive to Goku.
    • By Super, his popularity was so big a female counterpart was created, and she was a heavy topic in the trailers and opening of the Universe Survival Saga. Then a canon Broly followed suit thanks to his worldwide popularity.
    • The Super incarnation of Broly was revealed as on of the fighters of Fighter's Pass 2 from Dragon Ball Fighter Z early on despite being the last fighter to be added.

    Broly (Z
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"A monster, you say? No, I am a demon!"

The legendary Super Saiyan, as in the first Saiyan to achieve Super Saiyan status. Right from birth, he had a power level of 10,000. But his early life wasn't pleasant due to 1) The then baby Goku's constant crying next to him and 2) King Vegeta fearing that Broly would overthrow him and ordering him killed despite the protests of his father. Luckily for him, Frieza blew up the Saiyan homeworld and Broly's massive power saved both his and his father's lives. It didn't get any better after that, however, especially when his father launches a campaign to rebuild the Saiyan empire which brings him back into conflict with Goku.

After a very tough fight in which Broly practically trashes all the Z Fighters, he's eventually defeated and left for dead on New Planet Vegeta before Comet Camori destroys it. However, by some fluke, he manages to survive and get himself to Earth via a space pod. He enters a seven-year-long coma, only coming out of it when hearing Goten crying, and once more continues his rampage against the Saiyans but is once again beaten and seemingly finished when he's hurled into through the sun and has his heart ripped out at the other end. However, his blood was collected and he wound up cloned in a misguided attempt to gain money. This time though, Broly comes back very deformed, slime covered and hardly resembling what he once was. After another lengthy fight, he was beaten when the fluid covering him is solidified in water. A final Kamehameha finishes him for good.

  • Adaptational Badass: Broly is the poster child for Dragon Ball villains.
    • He obtains the Super Saiyan 3 form in both Raging Blast and Dragon Ball Heroes. In the same game, he obtains the Super Saiyan 4 form!
    • Besides receiving his own movie, he, for some reason, obtains a God-level transformation dubbed "Broly God", which allows him to fight against Super Saiyan Blue Goku.
    • Taken even further in "Dragon Ball Heroes Big Bang Mission" where after a zenkai boost, he can now fight on par with Super Full Power Saiyan 4 Limit Breaker Vegito Xeno in his Legendary Super Saiyan form. Following this he is able to fight TWO Vegitos (one being the aforementioned Xenoverse Vegito, the other being a Super Saiyan Blue Vegito from Dragon Ball Super) in his new Super Full Power Saiyan 4 Limit Breaker state, being the only person to have achieved it without the energy of others.
    • Following the above battle, Broly in his Legendary Super Saiyan form takes out both a corrupted Golden Frieza and Golden Metal Cooler, the latter of whom was able to take down a Full Power Super Saiyan 3 Cumber, the only others able to fend him off being Ultra Instinct Goku and Jiren.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In Supersonic Warriors 2, he takes some of Fat Buu attributes, see Heel–Face Turn for more details.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, he is defeated by the pre-Namek Z-Fighters. For context, Goku and Gohan aren't Super Saiyans, Piccolo hasn't fused with Nail or Kami, and Krillin and Tien could still keep up. However, this is all justified and downplayed, because his appearance there is as a non-canon secret boss where Gameplay and Story Segregation is in effect. Also, even though he’s much weaker there than he is in the movies, he’s still one of the most powerful enemies in the game, serving as your typical RPG secret boss that only exists to serve as an extra challenge that is even harder than the final boss.
  • Alien Blood: He bleeds florescent green in the first film, and dark green in the second.
  • Arch-Enemy: Goku, or rather "KAKAROT!!!" There is nothing Broly hates or obsesses over as much as Kakarot. He will try to destroy this Saiyan on sight due to deeply ingrained trauma from hearing the newborn Goku cry.
  • Barrier Warrior: He has the most extensive use of a Deflector Shield in the entire franchise. In the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai video game series, it even takes the place of dodging animations and stands as his second special move. He was able to create one to protect himself and his father from Planet Vegeta's destruction by Frieza and exposure to space, while being an infant on top of having being been Impaled with Extreme Prejudice. He also used one as a battering ram like Frieza against Goku, and again to protect himself from lava when Gohan dropped him into a volcano.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Flashbacks to when before his father controlled him show them breathing and talking in space just fine.
  • Berserk Button: Anything resembling Goku. Or, as he likes to put it: "KAKAROT!!!". In particular, the root of his contempt towards him: Goku's crying as a newborn. Thinking of Goku's crying when they were both 1-day old incensed him out of Paragus' mind control, and hearing Goten's whining being so similar to newborn Goku's angered him out of a seven year iceberg-coma.
  • Beware the Superman: Broly was born with an overwhelming Power Level of 10,000, and King Vegeta, fearing the threat the newborn might pose to his empire, ordered his execution. As Broly got older, he would gleefully destroy entire planets and even punched out his father's left eye when he tried to stop him, forcing Paragus to slap a Power Limiter on him.
  • Beyond the Impossible: In Shin Budokai, he fights Android 18, and the fight tires her out. Keep in mind that Android 18 was given an infinite energy generator which was meant to ensure that she would never get tired or wear down from fighting too long.
  • Big Bad: Of the eighth, and tenth movies, while he's the Dragon-in-Chief to Paragus in the eighth film.
  • Blank White Eyes: His pupils disappear when he goes Legendary Super Saiyan.
  • Bling of War: One piece counts as his Power Limiter (and possibly a Hypno Trinket) and is indistinguishable from his other gem-encrusted pieces of gold.
  • Blood Knight: As a Saiyan, he is positively delighted when the Z-warriors refused to yield and are prepared to fight him to the bitter end. In fact, he dares them to fight against him full power, or else he will destroy the planet they are on.
    Broly: Knowing you have no chance of victory, and yet you still fight on? You have my respect; you are truly worthy of your Saiyan blood!!
  • Bonus Boss: In Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, he can be fought by beating the game, collecting the seven Dragon Balls, and wishing for a powerful opponent. You get your wish...
  • Brought Down to Badass: In the first movie. The Hypno Trinket/Power Limiter Paragus placed on Broly heavily restricts his power to the extent that he can't even assume a full-fledged Super Saiyan form. Even then, Broly is strong enough to effortlessly destroy the South Galaxy by himself, and No-Sell a Big Bang Attack from Super Saiyan Vegeta.
  • The Brute: One of the most badass examples in anime, but he's merely a Dragon-in-Chief for his father in the first movie.
  • Came Back Wrong: He was cloned in the movie Bio-Broly. The culture fluid in his cloning tank combined with him rather horribly so that he more resembled "swamp monster" than "Saiyan". Also, it's implied in the same movie that Broly's clone was actually weaker than the original (for starters, Krillin managed to last while fighting Broly's clone, whereas in the previous movie, Broly OHKO-ed Krillin by blasting him into a cliff before Krillin could even land the first strike).
  • Catchphrase: "KAKAROOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!"
  • Child Prodigy: Knew how to fly, carry an adult Saiyan, and summon an energy barrier strong enough to withstand an exploding planet only a few days after he was born, predating baby Pan doing the same in Super by two decades.
  • The Chosen One: He was created on the idea of creating a true Chosen One by him being the Legendary Super Saiyan born every thousand of years.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite Bio-Broly mentioning that Broly was in Hell, and both Fusion Reborn and GT's Super 17 Saga's plot involving the release of spirits of villains from Hell into the living plane of existence, Broly does not reappear anywhere else, the former being even more notable as his Japanese voice actor, Bin Shimada, did voice work for that film, but for someone who was arguably even worse than Broly. The most likely explanation is that Broly's presence in the story would've immediately overshadowed the main villain.
  • Competitive Balance: One might remember Broly being a lot faster in his debut movie than he is in video games, this was clearly made to stick him in The Brute role and disregard his Lightning Bruiser stats to even things out in the games; hits hard and moves slowly, rather than the broken hits hard and moves fast. In "Super Sonic Warriors 2" though, he is only "slow" in comparison to other fighters on his level like Perfect Cell or Majin Vegeta and he has a fast, unplayable SNK Boss encounter that is just as fast as Cell's. Averted in his Super Saiyan 3 Transformation, where he is back to being a Lightning Bruiser.
  • Convenient Coma: Spent nearly seven years in one after landing on Earth.
  • Composite Character: He's not as much of an Expy as the majority of other villains, but he still pulls from previous characters. The big ones are Nappa (a brutal Saiyan who initially serves as The Dragon and does most of the fighting, and inflicts a Curb-Stomp Battle on the Z-Fighters until being defeated by Goku), Android 17 and 18 (largely blameless but hardly good individuals being forcibly manipulated by a significantly weaker and older evil genius, who turn traitor and kill their master as soon as he loosens his grip), and Trunks (the Legendary Super Saiyan is almost identical to Trunks's Third Grade, especially when he briefly had Prophet Eyes), plus the Evil Counterpart references below.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Had King Vegeta not ordered Broly to be painfully murdered with a dagger through his infant heart, he and his father would not have come back to haunt him as revenants of vengeance, and perhaps may even have grown up to be the tyrant's finest warrior as Paragus implored him.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Fired into the sun, in which his heart explodes before he's completely vaporized.
  • Dark Messiah: Broly is the Saiyan race's messiah. The Prophesied Legendary Super Saiyan, a born paragon of everything their race stands for; fighting, killing, and destruction.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In his first movie, he actually has a couple of one-liners when facing the Z fighters.
  • Decomposite Character: Ever since Dragon Ball Super started to borrow elements of the original Broly, the original Broly was divided into three characters:
    • Kale, a Distaff Counterpart from Universe 6 borrows Broly's color palette and golden bracelets, alongside Broly's quotes and having a murderous intent with both Cabba and Goku at first. She then grew out of the inspiration. In the manga, she also borrows the element of being a unique legendary Saiyan.
    • Broly: BR, the reinterpretation of the character borrows the original Broly backstory and personal relationship with his father Paragus, but twist them all around, with Paragus being an abusive parent and Broly having No Social Skills. This Broly is not evil, merely being a tool of revenge.
    • Cumber, a non-canonical character from the videogame Dragon Ball Heroes, borrows Broly's status as an evil Saiyan fueled by sadism with hatred over someone of his past (the original Super Saiyan God, we assume). Cumber lacks the green transformation, but has a unique tint in his transformations.
  • Did You Actually Believe...?: Broly says this regarding Paragus' belief that he'd die from Comet Camori colliding with New Planet Vegeta shortly after exacting revenge on his father, implying that he's strong enough to survive the destruction of the planet in his LSSJ form.
    Broly: Did he really think I would die just because this planet is about to explode?
  • Devil Complex: Broly, in the Japanese version of Movie 8 as well as a few of the games, has him describing himself as the devil in response to Piccolo's statement about him being a monster.
    Piccolo: Hmph! Damn monster, do your worst!
    Broly: A monster? No, I am a devil!
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He hates Goku with a murderous passion because shortly after they were both born, Goku's crying bothered him.
  • The Dog Bites Back: See Self-Made Orphan.
  • The Dreaded: Even Vegeta was terrified of him.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Being a member of a race of Blood Knights, Broly absolutely revels in causing havoc and destruction. He's even worse than most Saiyans since he's legitimately unhinged and his power output is leagues beyond what they could reach.
  • Emerald Power: In contrast to other Super Saiyans, Broly's Battle Aura is greenish. At first, it is implied to be a result of the Mind Control device that was used on him, but following works present his aura as green.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Goku. Both Saiyans were born around the same time, both are the Monkey King from Journey to the West, both end up becoming among the most powerful Saiyans of all time, and both achieve the Super Saiyan form of legend. However, Broly was born powerful with a power level of 10,000 and was destined for greatness, while Goku was born with a measly power level of 2 and dismissed as low-class garbage. Goku achieved his phenomenal power through hard work and training while Broly is Unskilled, but Strong. Though most important of all, Goku defied the Saiyan instincts of enjoying bloodshed to become an All-Loving Hero while Broly embodies the savage Saiyan nature and declares himself a devil.
    • He's also a much more unstable version of Gohan with a less supportive father. Paragus exploiting Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan power is basically a dark and twisted version of how Goku recognized Gohan had a latent power, the difference being that, while sometimes relying on underhanded tactics, Goku's motives were nowhere near as exploitative as Paragus's.
    • A number of fans noted he's basically a pure-blooded Saiyan version of Future Trunks: He has a similar relationship with his father, being far more powerful than he is, and in addition to his normal Super Saiyan form, he has another transformation that significantly bulks him up, gives him Prophet Eyes etc. There's also the irony of Future Trunks' constant storyline being his efforts in saving his timeline from destruction, while Broly donwright enjoys causing destruction.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Especially in his LSSJ form, who he stands around 9 feet tall, towering over most of cast.
  • Evil Is Petty: A ludicrously powerful Saiyan who managed to survive Planet Vegeta's destruction, the entire reason for his beef with the because when he and Goku were babies, they were in the same ward, and Goku was crying. Yes, that's it: Broly hates Goku with a murderous passion because he cried.
  • Flanderization:
    • In his debut movie, Broly started to shout "Kakarot!" due to his slave crown influence, and thanks to his Saiyan instinct making him want to fight Goku, and after he transforms into the Legendary Super Saiyan, he stops with it and talks in coherent sentences. By the time of the Second Coming, Broly has become The Brute who can only say Goku's Saiyan name in which could be justified that his first defeat took its toll on his already unstable sanity.
    • In video games, some only portray him as someone who just can't speak anything but "Kakarot!" and obviously lost his mind, similar to the characterization he had on his second movie. Recent games like Dragon Ball Xenoverse, go with his original characterization, a mad brute who still can talk properly and knows what he is doing, even when attacking random targets.
  • Flat Character: He hates Kakarot, he's a murderous psycho and he's really powerful. That's all there really is to know about Broly, unfortunately, worsened with his personality being lost in future appearances, with Second Coming turning him into a brute who can only say "Kakarot!". By Saiyan standards, Broly is portrayed as a beast of destruction who just wants to have a sadistic fight like Kid Buu and not as an actual character. His debut movie doesn't help, as the movie doesn't really focus on or even attempt to explore why he's as insane as he is and more on his father Paragus' grudge against the Vegeta Dynasty before Broly breaks free of his father's control for good and everything goes downhill. That said, it is implied he has a Freudian Excuse, which is more than can be said for just about every other villain in the series except Vegeta.
  • Freudian Excuse: The eighth movie heavily implies that, besides Kakarot's crying, one of the biggest reasons for the way he is is because of life-threatening events related to Broly's birth. King Vegeta was so scared of his abnormal power that he tried to execute him as a child. He survived, only to watch as Frieza destroyed Planet Vegeta (according to Shin Budokai, this is what made him so unhinged in general). Later on in life, his father placed him under the control of a slave crown, initially out of fear of his power, but afterwards, he was used to destroy even more planets than before against his own will, which probably factored more hate into his father. In short, everything regarding Goku's crying just triggered a lot of bad memories.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Played With. While Broly is portrayed as a complete psychopath from his youth, he is one of the very few Dragon Ball antagonists with a shown backstory, which paint him as something of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds by Saiyans standards, even if a little flat. However, this is later played painfully straight in all sequels stories to his debut film, where his irrational hatred for Goku is the only reason for him to appear as an antagonist, like Second Coming and Broly God, turning him into a Flat Character with as much personality as Janemba or Kid Buu, who are Humanoid Abominations.
  • A God Am I: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 however plays it straight, substituting "devil" for "god" in his Dragon Universe phrase against Piccolo and in one of his winposes. Other video games keep the line as it was.
  • Healing Factor: Implied. He survived what was supposed to be a fatal stabbing as a baby, and in his debut movie, Goku beat him by putting a hole in his chest. He recovered from both wounds without a healing pod.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Supersonic Warriors 2, Broly's story is one big Alternate Continuity, at one point after his usual rampages he hits his head and loses his memory while on earth, Mr. Satan finds Broly and makes him a disciple, even after regaining his memories later and fighting Goku in a fit of rage, Mr. Satan manages to calm him down, eventually Broly becomes a good guy; the game still implies he can't stand being near Goku though.
  • Human Popsicle: From the beginning of his second movie appearance until he's woken up by Goten's whining.
  • Hypno Trinket: Broly has a mind control device placed by his father in the shape of a crown.
  • Jerkass: He's a brutal, humorless sociopath who goes out of his way to hurt people physically and emotionally.
  • Joker Immunity: No matter how convincing his death is in a previous film, Broly will find a way to survive and return in a sequel to continue menacing the heroes.
  • The Juggernaut: To call him a "nigh-unstoppable mass of pain and destruction" is putting it very mildly. He spends pretty much every second that he's in his Legendary Super Saiyan form steamrolling whatever unlucky souls happen to be in his line of sight. At one point, he even implies that he's powerful enough to survive an immense comet plowing through the planet ("Did he [Paragus] really think I would die just because this planet was about to explode?!") Given that he survived the destruction of Planet Vegeta by Frieza by creating a force field, while less than a week old, this is likely true.
  • Kick the Dog: He blew up a planet just to see the looks on the former inhabitants' faces. Gohan, shocked at such cruelty, calls him a devil for this.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He kills his father and then throws his corpse at Comet Camori. You would feel bad for Paragus if you overlook the fact he enslaved an entire race of people to do his bidding and brainwashed his own son for god-knows-how long.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While Frieza and Buu still have some comedic traits, and Cell was repeatedly ridiculed in hell (later), Broly is a disturbingly straight example, without comedic or cartoonish traits. This serves to make his Ax-Crazy behavior stand out among the rest of the DBZ villain armada.
  • Lack of Empathy: Once the full volcanic fury of his rage is unleashed, Broly is more a force of nature existing only to smash all in its path to ruin than a sentient being capable of reason much less empathy.
  • Laughing Mad: Broly has two consistent set of emotions: anger, and laughing madly with glee while causing destruction or pain.
  • Leitmotif: In the English dub, "10's" by Pantera, which starts up after he transforms into the Legendary Super Saiyan.
  • Light Is Not Good: He's dressed like some sort of regal/holy being, and is also implied to be the Saiyan equivalent of the Messiah. In his purest form, he's a self-described devil. Probably qualifies as Pure Is Not Good as well, given the fact that he was able to gain the Super Saiyan transformation at what is implied to be childhood, which was stated to require a pure heart for him to do so.
  • Lightning Bruiser: When fully transformed, he has the notable tactic of dodging an attack easily, then taking the next attack in the face just to show that it wouldn't have worked anyway, then walking through the attack before fully reversing the flow of action relentlessly attacking despite whatever amount of offense received.
  • Living Legend: The revelation of Broly's existence became the confirmation of the legend of the Legendary Super Saiyan.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Averted, amazingly enough, considering how most villains react to injury in the series. When Goku manages to kick Broly in the jaw hard enough to make him bleed, not only does he barely even react, just giving a smirk, he actually treats it as though it weren't a big deal and licks off the wound. In fact, the only one to overreact over the minor injury was Goku when he witnessed Broly licking off the wound.
    [Broly turns to Goku with his mouth bleeding, then smirks and licks off the wound]
    Goku: Eew! That was completely unnecessary! Disgusting!
  • Misplaced Retribution: In Broly: Second Coming, he wanted to murder Goten and Gohan for looking like Goku, the person Broly was originally looking for.
  • Monkey King Lite: Broly, like our main hero Goku, is also partially based on the Son Goku of Journey to the West. This is alluded to by three facts; (1) Broly's regal-looking appearance harkens to Sun Wukong's attire as the "Handsome Monkey King", (2) his massive sadism and pure violence are reminiscent of the Monkey King's more unsavory traits in the original novel (mainly how he resorts to violence and murder wantonly), and (3) he is restrained by a golden headband that reinforces obedience through pain, much like how the golden headband/fillet that imprisoned the eponymous Monkey King causes him mindless agony whenever Tripitaka chants the mantra of obedience. These allusions make sense considering Broly is after all Goku's Evil Counterpart.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Kind of. Although he certainly did not intend to end up mortally wounded by a supercharged Goku, he certainly recovered and was heavily implied to have grown stronger during the seven-year coma he had as a result of recovering from his injury.
  • No Infantile Amnesia: See Disproportionate Retribution. Also, it is also implied in Shin Budokai that, besides remembering Goku crying, he also remembers when Frieza destroying Planet Vegeta and his powers awakening to allow him to escape.
  • The Nose Knows: In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Broly appears to have a super sensitive nose that allows him to know Goku and members of his family (Including Raditz who has no resemblance with Goku at all, resulting in Broly's being confused). For this reason, he doesn't react with his usual anger when seeing Turles.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Seriously.
    • First movie, he ends up being punched in the gut, a process that seems to literally tear him apart. Subverted in Movie 10 which had him being Killed Off for Real by losing his heart after being engulfed by three beams that carried him through the sun (although it wasn't until Movie 11, Bio-Broly, that this was made quite clear, even though it caused a few plotholes such as one of the characters, Maloja, stating it even though he was nowhere to be seen at the battle)
    • He has an Unexplained Recovery in the Broly God movie and gained a transformation with Godly Ki to challenge Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta. How? We don't know, but being a non-canon "film" with an Excuse Plot has its advantages.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Even more so than all but one DBZ villain, which speaks volumes. Broly is nothing but a beast of destruction, bringing the Saiyans Blood Knight instincts to the ultimate extreme.
  • One-Winged Angel: He has an extra super Saiyan transformation no other Saiyan in the series (at least until Super) has. See the picture for a description.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: He doesn't react like his usual self after seeing Turles in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. They just trade quips. According to the Xenoverse, Broly knows Goku and his family by smell, meaning he has no business with Turles.
  • Painful Transformation: A closer look at his Legendary Super Saiyan transformation in the 8th movie shows signs of this, one can see Broly's mouth and eye sockets being ripped wide open, this led many to believe that his muscles don't just grow with the transformation, but literally burst from within his body in a painful manner.
  • Patricide: He murdered his father Paragus by crushing him inside a space pod when he tried to leave the planet. Considering all the horrible things Paragus had done — and not just to his son, either — it's easy to say he deserved it.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: More so than the majority of DBZ villains. In the intro of the 8th movie alone he wipes out an entire galaxy in one go, making it vanish entirely in seconds (even though that would be physically impossible). Paragus was afraid of him unleashing all of his power since it meant the destruction of the entire universe.
  • Power Limiter: A hypno-crown was made by his dad in his debut movie in order to keep him under control, but was broken by Goku's presence awakening Broly's Saiyan instinct.
  • Psychic Powers: Implied in Broly: Second Coming, where he is seen strangling Goten in a manner that resembled a Force Choke.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: To contrast Goku's childhish but lovable personality, Broly is portrayed as the complete opposite: a ruthless psychopath that loves to destroy and inflict pain in others, and his motivation to his acts is nothing but a childish tantrum. While he's transforming into the Legendary Super Saiyan, his screams sound like a crying child.
  • Pure Is Not Good: It's stated that you have to be pure of heart in order to become a Super Saiyan. Broly is pure: pure destruction.
  • Retcon: In his debut movie, Broly had a green color hair in his Super Saiyan transformation, which was implied to be a side effect of his slave crown, as his next appearances turned his hair golden like normal Super Saiyans. Video games, the 4-D movie, and Kale's own Berserker transformation ignore this detail, making the hair green by default to also combine with Broly's green energy. No mention is ever made of Broly's blue hair, though.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge:
    • In the first movie he absolutely flips out when he's face to face with Goku as he hated him for most of his life and he finally gets his chance to exact his vengeance.
    • In the Second Coming movie Broly has been in a coma for seven years after his defeat but when Goten starts to cry he suddenly remembers Goku's crying he goes on a rampage to kill the likes of Goten, Trunks, and Gohan quite possibly he's beyond insane at this point and can't even tell them apart from Goku.
  • Sadist: Broly is way beyond Saiyan standards of violence and is the most sadistic of his race surpassing almost every other villain that have been faced. But unlike Frieza who tortures his enemies, Broly just crushes his foes and loves the feeling of demolishing a person to death and destroys planets just to see the fear on each and every species before brutally killing them. This violent and sadistic nature is his most greatest asset as his urge to bring carnage fuels his strength.
  • Sanity Slippage: Big time. By the time of Second Coming, he's so beyond crazy that he can't tell Gohan and Goten apart from their dad, who by this point has been dead for seven years.
  • Say My Name: He always shouts "Kakarot!", to the point, it's like a catchphrase for him. It's even a power-up move in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi and Super Sonic Warriors 2 games.
  • Signature Move: Clotheslines. Which he still manages to land frequently in spite of how most of his opponents can fly and teleport.
  • Sphere Factor: His energy is depicted this way.
  • Sink or Swim Mentor: In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, he "trains" you by actually trying to murder you while trying to find Goku. He then decides you are far more entertaining.
  • So Last Season:
    • In Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, Goku says that Hatchiyak is even stronger than Broly, but the heroes defeat him a lot easier than they beat Broly, presumably because they'd become stronger. This is backed up by the character design sheets for movie 8, which state that Vegeta and Trunks still use their 'Ascended' Super Saiyan forms, which they had abandoned after their second trip into the Hyperbolic Time Chamber (and subsequent power boost) in the main series. This would suggest that movie 8 took place in an alternate continuity where Vegeta and Trunks killed Semi-Perfect Cell, never went in for a second trip, and Goku and Gohan left early; while Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans features a Cell Games era cast. Who, of course, can't beat full power Perfect Cell, or even his fodder spawn.
    • Movie 10 Broly is stated in the guidebooks to have powered up massively from his near-death experience in movie 8, bringing him up to the level of relevance for the early Buu arc. Still, what ultimately beats him is a rusty SS2 Gohan, SS Goten, and base Trunks, who blast through his barrier with a Kamehameha and put a giant hole in his chest (SS Goku might have been there too), killing him. Vegeta was even stronger than Gohan at that time, and had he been there, the four of them probably would have just been able to team up and kill Broly immediately without an hour's worth of fighting. This is further reinforced in the main series, where Piccolo and Vegeta both explicitly state that even if Gohan, Vegeta, Goten, Trunks, Piccolo, and Kaioshin all teamed up on Fat Buu, with help from Vegeta's Majin power-up and a revived SS2 Goku, it wouldn't have made a bit of difference.
    • Bio-Broly is explicitly stated to be as strong as the original Broly in both the movie and the guidebooks (most likely his movie 8 incarnation rather than his Came Back Strong movie 10 incarnation), yet at the point he shows up in the early Buu arc, he's weak enough that Goten and Trunks could have defeated him on their own if the former hadn't gotten distracted. He's only a threat in the context of the movie because Goku is dead and Gohan/Vegeta are nowhere to be seen. At the end of Bio-Broly's movie, Goku also says that the original Broly (the one killed in movie 10) is rampaging in Hell, before casually mentioning that he can easily handle him now.
  • The Sociopath: A perfect example of a low-functioning sociopath. He is completely incapable of experiencing empathy, incredibly sadistic, destroys and kills everything in his path and possesses almost nonexistent impulse control.
  • Sucking-In Lines: His energy more often condenses from the atmosphere into his shield and Energy Balls than directly from his body. The entire area goes green before the sphere shrinks down to useful density.
  • Trauma Button: Poor Broly's hatred of Kakarot is more complex than mere annoyance at the sound of his crying. Having a dagger driven through your heart on the day you were born to the backdrop of Kakarot's incessant crying, and then waking up from near death to your world ravaged by Frieza's hellfire would scar your psyche to associate Kakarot with the pain and horror that no innocent and helpless baby deserves to endure on the day they are born. Reuniting with Kakarot forced Broly to relive the nightmarish tragedy of that day, so it is little wonder he so spectacularly snapped.
  • Villain Respect: While Broly casually vaporizes those too weak to even stand up to him like so much ants, he does hold a measure of respect for those who have the courage (if not strength) to stand up to him, even taking time to compliment his enemies' bravery before literally shattering them following their inevitably futile final attacks.
  • Vocal Evolution: Vic Mignogna's take on Broly in the video games in the 2010s has gradually gotten much less growly, with Vic's regular voice coming through (likely to decrease strain on his vocal cords).
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His common attire.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Both played straight and subverted. Although his power may have something to do with his Ax-Crazy nature, it is also heavily implied that the life-threatening experiences that he had to endure the day of his birth had a LOT to do with his insanity, perhaps even more than his actual power level itself (which was stated to be 10,000 as a newborn). It is known, however, that as his power is perpetually growing, it's doing his already-imbalanced mentality no favors, by the end reducing him to a screaming madman who can only say "KAKAROT!".
  • Worthy Opponent: He definitely has some kind of twisted respect for Goku, he just hates the hell out of him at the same time.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He had no problem attacking Videl in Broly – Second Coming.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He also had no qualms with fighting a young Gohan, and Goten and Trunks years later.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Broly's fighting style is more like wrestling moves than the lightning fast movements of the characters in the main series.


A clone of Broly.

  • 13 Is Unlucky: His tank has the number 13 on it.
  • Acid Attack: The culture fluid he's made of is corrosive and eats up any organic matter it touches.
  • Adapted Out: As ubiquitous as Broly is in extraneous material, Bio-Broly doesn't get the same luxury. His film was the only Z movie at the time that didn't get a recreation in Tenkaichi 3, which pulled from every era of Dragon Ball to make its roster, and the only times he appears outside of his movie are games like Heroes and Dokkan Battle, which feature similarly large casts and less assets required to add characters.
  • Big Bad: Of the Eleventh film.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Has even less characterization than the real Broly, being entirely non-sapient.
  • Out of Focus: In contrast to the Saiyan he is cloned from, Bio-Broly has not really gotten much attention outside of his own film. He only appears in two games, both of which feature just about every Dragon Ball character under the sun, and he has a grand total of 1 figure.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Water solidifies him, which makes it easier to shatter his body and kill him.

    Broly (Super
Click here to see Broly's Super Saiyan Full Power Form 

"You go near my father, you die."

An outcast Saiyan sent to the distant planet Vampa by King Vegeta due to his immense power as a child. He was later found by the Frieza Force and made to join them in order to fight Goku and Vegeta.

  • Abusive Parents: Paragus is about the worst father Broly could've ended up with. He went to save Broly from Planet Vampa not because he was his son, but because he could use him as a weapon to get revenge on King Vegeta's family. The tragedy is that even in his undeveloped beast like mental state, Broly knows his father is horrible but he can't help but love his father in spite of how abusive Paragus is.
  • Adaptational Badass: In terms of raw power, he's naturally stronger than the original Broly by a long shot, because while the original was a challenge to the Z-Fighters in the Cell Saga, this Broly is a challenge to them after the Tournament of Power. He also has a powerful Adaptive Ability that allows him to quickly grow in power and the ability to use the power of an Oozaru in human form. But he still lacks a few of the abilities the original had as noted below.
  • Adaptational Curves: He was quite leaner in his base form in his non-canon original appearance. Here, he’s a Hunk from the start.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Goku doesn't think Broly is a bad guy, and Cheelai comments on the fact that he doesn't want to fight. In contrast to his original counterpart, who traveled the universe with Paragus and destroyed many worlds and likely billions of sentient beings, this Broly has been stranded in exile most of his life on planet Vampa, and it's implied Cheelai and Lemo are the first sentient beings besides Paragus that Broly encounters since his exile. It has been revealed that this version of Broly is definitely not "evil" like the original one. The only reason he's considered a villain is, because of his father's desires and later on Frieza's manipulations.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Broly wears armor that covers his whole torso, in contrast to the original version, but he does end up shirtless later on.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's far more polite, and doesn't really want to get into fights. He even becomes a friendly rival to Goku rather than the Arch-Enemy that he was towards him.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • Severely downplayed in absolute terms, because in terms of raw power, this Broly far outstrips his original counterpart, but he lacks a few abilities the original had which includes the ability to fly through space without any harm which the original could do as a baby, fighting skills and originally the Super Saiyan transformation. Also, he lacks the original Broly's main strength, power without limit, this Broly has a limit, an absurdly high limit, but the original Broly had no such limits, and was beaten by desperation, not overwhelming force.
    • Played straight in relative terms. While the original Broly was far more powerful than the heroes at the beginning, this version starts off weaker than them and has to tap into his primal rage to catch up.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: All of the sadism that characterized his earlier incarnation isn't present, replaced by a more gentle nature to the point he doesn't like fighting (the Blood Knight nature of Saiyans having been long-established to be genetic, Broly's default gentle nature is implied to be a side effect of the genetic defect that makes him so strong in the first place), and he has more loyalty toward his father.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly has a psychological obsession to kill Goku because, when they were babies, Goku's crying bothered him. In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Broly has no such obsession with Goku, only seeing him as an enemy he needs to fight. By the end of the movie, Goku even befriends Broly.
  • Adapted Out: His status as "The Legendary Super Saiyan" is changed to him being a mutant of the Saiyan race. This gets played with in a Mythology Gag in the "41 Years Ago" flashback, where one scientist mentions with his level of power, he may very well be "the legendary Super Saiyan".
  • Adaptive Ability: Just like the other Saiyans he has this ability, but it's implied that his adaptivity is even stronger than the other Saiyans because Vegeta says that he's getting stronger while he's fighting. In the movie itself, Broly went from being barely able to keep up with base form Vegeta to No Selling a punch from Super Saiyan God Vegeta and fighting evenly against Super Saiyan Blue Goku. It doesn't appear to be limitless however and each form does reach a clear cap and once he hits this his growth functions more like a normal Saiyan. Hitting the ceiling on Wrathful meant he would have lost to Goku Blue at least until Frieza killed Paragus which caused Broly to turn into a Super Saiyan. So his powers work less like an infinite expansion and more a rapid development to each level's maximum potential, each of which far exceed what we see in the other Saiyans.
  • Age Lift: He was born the same day as Goku in the original movies continuity. He is now as old as Vegeta in the new continuity, and five years older than Goku. Additionally, his appearance in the timeline is much later than the original Broly, who was from the Cell Saga, making him older by default.
  • Ambiguous Situation: A meta side effect of Continuity Drift, but during the Future Trunks saga, Goku Black calls Trunks the last remaining Saiyan. It's unknown if this implies that Black never encountered the future timeline version of Broly, or if he personally dealt with him.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Unlike the original Broly, this one has a dark tone of skin, and when he transforms, it turns pale white. This makes him consistently more similar to Kale from Universe 6. Considering how Kale was once called a "dark-skinned beauty", we may as well call Broly a "dark-skinned hunk".
  • Animal Motifs: Broly is associated with dogs. Specifically, he has a lot in common with certain large dog breeds (like Rottweilers or Dobermans) which are inherently peaceful but are trained for combat due to their rough appearances. He also wears a collar that Paragus uses to control him, he sniffs at the candy bar Cheelai offers him much like a dog would, and as a child he formed a friendship with Bah (a dog-like creature) whose pelt he still wears around his waist.
  • Anti-Villain: He isn't truly evil, being peaceful by nature and having no real interest in revenge against Vegeta, but decided to go along with it anyway by his father's request. Tellingly, he isn't killed when hit with the Soul Punisher/Stardust Breaker. By the end of Broly, he's edging out of the "villain" part, becoming friends with Goku after.
  • Badass Adorable: As a child, he was already strong enough to fend for himself, and Paragus was astonished to find him already adapting to his surroundings.
  • Berserk Button: Do not tell him to take off the pelt around his waist. It used to be the ear of his very first friend Bah, one of the giant green beasts on Vampa, and it is very important to him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: This Broly is a peaceful and kind man, who would rather keep to himself and not get involved with all the violence that his father is planning to rope him into. Unfortunately, a combination of both getting riled up a little too much along with what can be best described as one of the worst days in his life drive him past the breaking point, and he goes ballistic.
  • Big Bad: He is the main villain of the film of the same name, despite not being evil and antagonistic role is more of a sense of misguidance.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He forms one with Frieza during the second half of the film despite not being evil, after Frieza kills his father and manipulates Broly into believing that Goku and Vegeta killed Paragus, he transforms into a Super Saiyan and quickly becomes the bigger threat of the two.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Broly is very protective of the people he cares about. Such as Cheelai and Lemo, and his old animal friend Bāh. His protective streak extends to the point that when a Frieza Force soldier sexually harassed Cheelai and assaulted Lemo, Broly steps in and warns the man, almost killing him when the guy turns his belligerence upon Broly instead.
  • Big Eater: A typical trait for a Saiyan, but this Broly is shown gobbling up food like a pig since he's never had real food or water in his entire life.
  • Blood Knight:
    • Remarkably subverted. Unlike the vast majority of Saiyans, Broly is inherently peaceful. He doesn't enjoy fighting the way Goku and Vegeta do. He fights partly because it's his father's wish and partly because as he fights, his mutation not only causes his power to rise but also reduces his sanity, robbing him of his self-control. Although when Goku befriends Broly in the end, Broly does smile at the prospect of meeting Goku again for friendly bouts and some formal training, so if it is on friendly terms Broly does seem to have some basic Saiyan warrior spirit.
    • During several blink-and-you'll miss it moments, Broly in both his Wrathful State and Super Saiyan form is shown to be smiling arrogantly and sadistically as he fights both Goku and Vegeta, reveling in his power and the thrill of the fight. Notably, when Goku stands up again after being manhandled to transform into Super Saiyan Blue and when Broly effortlessly bats away a combined Kamehameha/Galick Gun attack.
  • Breath Weapon: One of the new maneuvers this incarnation has to set him apart from the original one, Broly in Super can do mouth beams, an attack shared by several key enemies in the series, but Broly's variation is a Call-Back to the Great Ape. There’s also another variant of the attack he uses in his Super Saiyan Full Power form against Gogeta, where he shoots a jet of green energy back and forth which looks similar to that of a flamethrower to try and keep Gogeta away from him.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: His "Wrathful" state crams all the power of a Great Ape into his humanoid body, but it lacks the ability of true limitless growth that a real Super Saiyan mode possesses. Despite this, Broly is able to overwhelm both Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan God forms and was able to stand up to Super Saiyan Blue for a while. The only downside is that this form robs Broly of his sanity as time goes on, until Broly enters a Berserker rage and can only be calmed when he is overwhelmed with extreme prejudice, as Gogeta did towards the end of their bout, snapping him back to normal.
  • Color Motifs: His primary color is green. This stays with him even after going Super Saiyan, later becoming his trademark as he enters his Super Saiyan Full Power state.
  • Covered with Scars: This Broly carries the results of the battles he had in his life, on his body.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: His fight with Gogeta as a whole. Although Gogeta held the advantage over him almost all throughout the fight, he manages to battle Gogeta to a standstill when starting off as basic Super Saiyans, even though his sloppy fighting skills left him wide open to some rather brutal counter-attacks. Broly also manages to overwhelm him briefly when he pops out his Full Power form, and although it goes downhill for Broly from the very second he turns Blue, he still manages to endure his blows and keep fighting even when Gogeta is kicking the absolute shit out of him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: An interesting case, while he does start as a sort of antagonist in black and purple, he is not evil and lacks the sociopathic nature of his light themed original counterpart.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: His full powered form has his dark skin with greenish blond hair.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He's a bit more than happy to do some friendly sparring with Goku once the latter comes by to deliver some supplies on good terms.
  • Demoted to Extra: Super Hero being a direct sequel to his debut film immediately places Broly in more of a background role, Goku has started to train him but not much is done in regard to that, Goku sees Broly as quite hard to maintain at a sparring level, finding trouble in giving him proper long training sessions without Broly soon growing too powerful for him to handle for what should be a friendly match.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Due to Kale's design borrowing numerous aspects from pre-canon Broly, Broly himself went through a significant redesign; the "royal" look has been completely discarded, with much of his debut film emphasizing his Frieza Force armor, invoking more of a "barbarian" feel, with his numerous scars and wearing a pelt around his waist. His abilities are also tied to a unique mutation that allows him to access the Oozaru's power in his base form, and spends most of his debut using that ability.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: His loyalty to his father leaves him little choice when he joins up with Frieza, and becomes their weapon of revenge against Goku and Vegeta. That being said, he's far more powerful than Paragus, and even Golden Frieza when he unleashes his full power. When Frieza kills Paragus, Broly completely flips his shit and turns on Frieza in a grief-driven rage, and spends the next hour making the tyrant his whipping boy, until Gogeta intervenes.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He's not evil, but his "Wrathful" state is indiscriminately and near-mindlessly destructive and rapidly increases his physical size. While he was always bulky, in his initial appearance, he's not much taller than Goku. By the time he's pushing his "Wrathful" state to the limit, Broly appears to be roughly 9 feet tall.
  • The Exile: Banished from Planet Vegeta and Frieza's empire to a frontier planet (aka: Death World) as a toddler. This enrages Paragus, who tracks him down to plan his revenge on King Vegeta and his lineage.
  • Expy: Of Tarzan, a Noble Savage whose encounter with "civilisation" brings him nothing but grief.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Downplayed, but the spiders on Planetoid Vampa he ate raw for years which according to Cheelai and Lemo taste very bitter and disgusting.
  • Eye Scream: When Broly goes Super Saiyan, his puplis are shown shattering in sheer rage.
  • Fixed Relative Strength: Broly was initially conceptualized as a unique Saiyan with power far surpassing what all other Saiyans are able to achieve, and at the time of his debut this meant he could easily outmatch four Super Saiyans and a Super Namekian. Since his canon re-introduction comes after the end of Dragon Ball Super, Broly being the strongest Saiyan now means: he is strong enough to fight and beat back Super Saiyan Vegeta in his base form, overpower Super Saiyan God Goku and God Vegeta in his Wrathful form, overwhelm Super Saiyan Blue Goku, Blue Vegeta and Golden Frieza in his Super Saiyan form, and briefly overtake Super Saiyan Gogeta in his Super Saiyan Full Power form. Only Whis and Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta are too much for him.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Tamed a Vampa beast and called it Bā, until Paragus deemed their friendship to be a waste of time and shot Bā's ear off with a gun to scare it away from Broly for good. Broly still keeps Bā's ear wrapped around his waist as a reminder of their time together.
  • Foil:
    • Instead of being a full blown Evil Counterpart like the original. This new incarnation discards the Monkey King references in favor of playing up the fact that he has many similarities with Goku, but still differs in many ways from him.
      • They are both cast-offs from their homeworld. But while Goku was sent away to a weak planet as a means to protect him by his parents, Broly was sent away to a dangerous planet in hopes of him being killed because his fellow Saiyans feared his power.
      • Their kind and gentle nature is also what made them an outcast to their race, but while Goku got that nature when he lost his memories (according to the original Dragon Ball manga), it's implied that Broly was that way his whole life.
      • They were both raised by a guardian alone in a desolate location, but while Goku's adoptive grandfather, Gohan, taught him good life lessons and how to be good person, Broly's father, Paragus, taught him how to be a fighter and a weapon for his personal use. Also Goku accidentally killed his grandfather during one of his Oozaru transformations while Broly was led to believe he killed his father accidentally during his fight against Goku by Frieza who in turn killed him in order to get Broly to transform into a Super Saiyan.
      • They both have No Social Skills, but while Goku is open and frank to people till the point of brutal, Broly is a rather quiet individual who doesn't talk to people he isn't close to or doesn't trust.
      • Their time alone came to an end when they met a young girl who taught them how the modern world works by introducing them to stuff they never saw such as technology, but Bulma attacked Goku during their first meeting while Broly saved Cheelai from one of the giant spiders.
      • They both unlocked the power of the Super Saiyan when Frieza killed a loved one, but while Goku's rage was more in the lines of Tranquil Fury since he had a target to direct it towards, Broly's rage caused him to become a violent berserker that destroys everything in his path because he had no specific person to take his anger and grief out on.
    • He also shares a few similarities with Gohan as well, as both wish to keep to themselves, share a distaste for fighting, and go off with the force of a nuclear blast when they’ve hit their breaking point. Although, they also differ in that while Gohan has control over his power, even when he’s enraged, Broly has yet to learn control, and is prone to attacking everyone that enters his line of sight when he’s in one of his fits of temper. His backstory is also similar to Gohan's, with Broly's story of being trained in a wasteland as a weapon by his father figure basically being a "What if" story of what could've happened to Gohan and Piccolo had Gohan's kindness not caused Piccolo to abandon his evil nature.
    • Like Frieza, both parties are considered "mutants" in their own race and as a result are a hell of a lot stronger than they ought to be. Also, both have never once trained "seriously" a day in their life due to never having a need to. However, Frieza allowed this arrogance to go to his head and received several humiliations when he ran into someone stronger than he is, forcing him to train to try and bridge the gap and unlocking more power as "Golden Frieza". Broly, on the other hand, only had his father to fall back on and already overtaking him at such a young age, Broly was never able to get any stronger besides learning basic fighting techniques. It was only thanks to Broly's inner talent, his unique genetics and already abnormally high power through his Wrathful state that allowed him to stand up to Goku, Vegeta and Frieza even after all the training they went through.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: While the Frieza force armor has always been form-fitting, his pants are tight enough to leave very little to the imagination. Especially when he transforms. This even applies to his chest armor once you look at it closely especially compared to other characters wearing it and it's even noticeable before he transforms.
  • Friendly Rivalry: The relationship he and Goku ends on following their battle.
  • Gentle Giant: In sharp contrast to his original counterpart, he's generally quite docile and good-natured despite his imposing physique.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Several times throughout the movie, Broly's eyes glow from his sheer power, whether it's gold due to his "Wrathful" form note  or red when he first transforms into a Super Saiyan.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Frieza wanted Broly to become strong enough to defeat Goku by making him transform into a Super Saiyan through killing Paragus, just like how Goku transformed after he killed Krillin. Not only did it succeed in making Broly more powerful than ever, but he also became more powerful than Frieza himself. Broly also attacks Frieza out of rage and sadness, which would have led to his third death if it wasn't for Gogeta's interference.
  • Good Counterpart: While separated by canon, he comes across as this to his old counterpart. Both are highly powerful warriors, but while the old Broly was a sadistic sociopath who destroyed an entire galaxy, relished in his cruelty, and did not have a single Pet the Dog moment, the new Broly is a sensitive, friendly man who was manipulated by the real bad guys and shows his nicer side through his taming of Bah and his growing friendship with Cheelai and Lemo.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Broly is an adept fighter with only minor skills but his main style of combat is throwing extremely giant haymaker punches thay focusing on putting as much physical power through his blows as possible and has little to no idea how to put it to good use but to just swing his arms around.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Not always present, but it’s there. Broly appears to have a very hard time controlling himself when something irritates or provokes him, and the mind-bending effects that result from the lack of refined control over his power along with his lack of social skills only make him all the more temperamental. It doesn’t take long in his fight with Goku and Vegeta before he starts having visible difficulty keeping his temper in check, and when he’s sucker-punched by Vegeta into the depths of a frozen lake, he loses his temper big time, activates his Wrathful form and really cuts loose.
  • The Heavy: Whereas Paragus is too weak to exact vengeance on his own and Frieza would rather spectate, Broly is the one who battles Goku and Vegeta for most of the film.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Not that he was truly evil to begin with, but he drops his antagonism following his defeat.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Cheelai's tiny girl.
  • Hulking Out: Like every Saiyan, he has this, but his version is more notable in that his Wrathful form gets stronger and larger as he gets angrier. Broly is gargantuan and his most powerful when he finally hits his limit in his Super Saiyan Full Power form, standing over 3 meters tall, roughly 9 feet.
  • Implacable Man: Played with: Broly when he's in a right state of mind can be shocked, surprised etc. When he's lost his sanity, nothing deters him. He will keep coming as long as he can walk. Gogeta's skill meant that he got more solid hits when the two fought as Super Saiyans, but Broly literally shakes it off and keeps coming. Once they both power up to maximum, Gogeta is vastly stronger than he is and literally nothing Broly can throw at him slows him down. They directly clash punches with Broly sent flying and Gogeta unmoved. The fight would have been over a lot sooner except Broly would not stop coming. It takes the combination of seeming exhaustion and almost being killed by Gogeta's Full-Force Kamehameha to snap him back to himself and just stop fighting.
  • Incompletely Trained: Broly is a skilled warrior who has been trained his whole life by his elite Saiyan father, at least in theory. In practice, Frieza notes that sparring sessions between the two are useless because the vast difference in power means Broly has never needed to improve his skills. Even his talent for quick improvement doesn't help in this regard; while his power level increases, his fighting style never progresses beyond flailing his arms and firing energy everywhere. Goku hopes to fix this in the end by training and sparring with Broly.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: After Frieza kills his father, Broly practically has a nuclear meltdown of grief and proceeds to pound the living hell out of him for a full hour.
  • Love Martyr: A familial example. No matter how much Paragus mistreats him, Broly always defends and obeys his father.
  • Made of Iron: Just like the original, he can take a lot of punishment.
    • He survives a massive blast from Super Saiyan God Vegeta in just his base form, and withstands Gogeta's Ki Blast Barrage as a Super Saiyan before clashing beams with him.
    • As a Super Saiyan Full Power, he withstands and remains conscious against Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta after everything he throws at him. He may not have been able to do damage to Gogeta, but just continuing to fight at all is a massive feat, especially given that Gogeta is only the 6th person he's ever fought in his entire life.
  • Manchild: Played for Drama; For forty years, he never had much in social skills due to being stranded on a planet while little to no hospitable lifeforms and the only companion he has was his father. Whom was more interested in training him into an instrument for his revenge. His first instinct upon being offered a wrapped bar is to eat it whole rather than take the wrapper off and a good amount of his interactions with other characters show that he has No Social Skills and is understandably confused by simple things, such as informally thanking someone. This also all in all makes him surprisingly adorable.
  • Manly Tears: One of his little moments in the short background role played in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero; Broly, along with Lemo, sheds tears at witnessing the closure of Goku and Vegeta's sparring match at the end of the movie; once again showing that despite Broly's unique gentle nature for a pure blooded Saiyan, he can appreciate combat at some friendly level.
  • Metronomic Man Mashing: What Broly ends up doing to Super Saiyan God Goku as his "Wrathful" form reaches its peak. Broly is absolutely brutal once he gets a hold of Goku and starts slamming him against sheer ice, cracking it with each impact. Goku's painful screams only adds to the horror.
    • He does it again against Blue Goku, but this time, Goku has the endurance necessary to stand up to this move.
  • Mundane Luxury: A canteen of plain water was absolutely delicious to Broly. Justified since, as Cheelai and Lemo learn, Broly basically subsisted, for decades, on food that would make the contents of a dumpster seem palatable in comparison.
  • Mutant: Broly is considered a mutant among the Saiyan race, because of his unusually high power level and abilities. This status allows others to consider him to be the strongest mortal in his universe, even stronger than Beerus.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Despite Cheelai asking Broly why he even listens to Paragus, as she doesn’t see someone who controls his son through a device, which electrifies the host, as a loving father in any way, Broly says he would never abandon Paragus, even if he is treated like a tool by his own father in the end it was all the family Broly had in the world, showing he still loved his father as shown that his death was enough to turn him into a Super Saiyan.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The cross-shaped scar on his left pectoral is in the same spot where his heart exploded from his previous incarnation's death in Broly: Second Coming. He also has some scars on his abs where Goku struck and defeated him in his debut movie, the one on the upper left being exactly where Goku hit him. This one also shows a small Slasher Smile after beating down Goku. Paying homage to the old Broly counterpart.
    • Broly being able to tap into the power of the Oozaru is similar to the Super Saiyan 4 concept of Dragon Ball GT. Broly even seems to take some design cues from that transformation, such as his wild hair, and gaining yellow eyes in his "Rage" form.
  • Nice Guy: He is a gentle, peaceful Saiyan man who doesn't want to fight, though if its a friendly sparring match like Goku is proposing, he won't mind at all.
  • No-Sell: As Broly goes through his transformations, he is able to shrug off whatever attack characters throw at him, notably: (1) powering through Super Saiyan Vegeta's blows and taking a punch to the face in his "Wrathful" form from God Vegeta without moving (2) turning God Goku's God Bind against the warrior and later crushing God Goku's ki blast with one hand (3) fighting off and winning effortlessly against Blue Goku, Blue Vegeta and Golden Frieza in his Super Saiyan form (4) only having his head moved slightly to the side against Super Saiyan Gogeta's punch in his Super Saiyan Full Power form before retaliating with his own punch that made the fused warrior stagger and is kicked away a good distance for extra measure. Broly's time with this trope only ends when Gogeta turns Blue and then has this trope reversed on him.
  • No Social Skills: As a result of only growing up in with his father on a frontier planet without any other sentient being. His social abilities are very stunted. He may start to grow out of this as he hangs out more with Cheelai, Lemo and later, Goku.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Broly himself is not a bad guy, it's just that he's been conditioned to be his dad's attack dog.
  • Not Worth Killing: When Broly is finished with Frieza after pounding him into roadkill for at least an hour straight, he leaves him alive and instead heads off to attack Whis.
  • Oh, Crap!: The first time Paragus brings out the remote for Broly's shock collar, he gets a look of mortal terror and desperately tries to tear the collar off. Obviously he doesn't succeed. Later when he’s being crushed by Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta and is about to be at the receiving end of a powerful Kamehameha, Broly screams in utter, undiluted terror as it comes roaring towards him, convinced that he was going to die. While thankfully he was yanked out of the way by Shenron and returned to planet Vampa before it hit him, his near-death experience also managed to scare him so much that the shock snapped him out of his Ax-Crazy Unstoppable Rage and gave him enough of his sanity back to finally calm himself down.
  • Older than They Look: As a Saiyan, Broly ages at a different rate to humans. While he looks younger than either Goku or Vegeta, he was born about the same time as Vegeta and five years before Goku. This puts him at roughly 41 or 48 years of age. Vegeta is older than he is, however, thanks to spending several years in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. The idea that Broly could pass as a man in his twenties is further reinforced by the fact that, as a result of his isolated upbringing and traumatic youth, his mental age is a fair bit younger as well.
  • One-Winged Angel: Unlike Broly's "Wrathful" state, his Super Saiyan form is Broly's latent power unleashed, allowing him to overpower mortals who have tapped into the realm of gods. As a Super Saiyan Full Power, only Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta could stop him note  and that was only because Broly didn't have full control over his form at the time.
  • Painful Transformation: Apparently, the Power Incontinence of his Wrathful Form means that as well as being overwhelmingly pissed off, he’s in near-constant, excruciating pain the entire time. When he transforms into his Super Saiyan form however, the sheer amount of mental agony as his psyche is torn apart by the absolute mental upheaval made all the more worse by his already tenuous state of mind makes this seem numb in comparison.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When he’s set off he’s just as ridiculous as his original incarnation, smashing open giant craters in the ground and dislodging massive ice sheets in his fight with Goku, eventually escalating to blowing up the entire icecap and reactivating the slumbering volcanic mountain range underneath it. When he reaches Super Saiyan, he periodically carpet-bombs the entire region and temporarily breaks the fabric of reality itself.
  • Pelts of the Barbarian: The constant in this Broly's design; he has a fur pelt wrapped around his waist at all times. He gets very angry if anyone even suggests that he take it off, since it has some backstory; it's the ear of a creature he calls "Bah", who Broly would train against and eventually befriend. Paragus didn't approve of this friendship, seeing it as a waste of time, and shot off Bah's ear. Broly has kept the ear since it's a reminder of the only real friendship he had before meeting Cheelai and Lemo.
  • Power Copying: His intuition is high enough that he can emulate techniques used against him, but his temper causes him to default back to his own tactics.
  • Power Echoes: Broly's transformations turn his screams into bellowing, echoing primal roars. This is most notable in the movie's climatic scene when Broly powers up one final time against Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta.
  • The Quiet One: Due to his upbringing on an inhospitable planet living only with his father, Broly is a quiet fellow. By the time he starts to fight with Goku and Vegeta, he doesn't say anything beyond his screaming until the very end of the film. It's actually implied that he only speaks with people that he trusts, meaning his father, Cheelai and Lemo. He doesn't say anything to Frieza, Goku, or Vegeta during the movie. This may end up changing towards Goku, who comes to Broly as a friend after their match and treats him with respect and kindness, qualities that Broly cherishes.
  • Reluctant Psycho: Broly doesn’t want to hurt anyone, even if his lapses in temper tend to put everyone around him at risk. When a Frieza Force meathead harasses and physically assaults Cheelai and Lemo, Broly gets in the guy’s face, visibly seething and barely keeping himself in check, and tries to warn him to stop. The guy not only refuses but tries to deck him as well. It goes about as well as you think. It also shows in his fight with Vegeta, as when he starts hitting a major roadblock in the form of Super Saiyan God, he visibly starts clutching his body and face while trembling with rage, aware that he’s about to lose his marbles and trying to rein himself back in before he does, but thanks to Vegeta, he goes insane and spends the next ten minutes trying to cave Goku and Vegeta’s heads in with his bare hands. However, despite his resulting fury, when he does have someone at his mercy, he doesn’t seem particularly interested in actually killing them. When he has Super Saiyan God Goku beaten down, instead of trying to finish him off, he instead chooses to vent his anger in the form of a Skyward Scream, and only resumes his assault when Goku gets back on his feet and continues the fight. And even when he goes Super Saiyan and attacks Frieza there seems to be moments where he’s internally struggling with himself, and despite his devastating No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on him, he doesn’t actually kill him, and instead flits off to pursue Whis after Frieza can no longer fight.
  • Rage-Breaking Point: Although he was already plenty angry beforehand, after Paragus is killed by Frieza, Broly has a full on nuclear meltdown.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes briefly become red as he transforms into a Super Saiyan for the first time, in an allusion to the Oozaru transformation, which usually sported these types of eyes.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: The Ozaru element of Saiyans largely disappeared after the end of the Saiyan Saga in Z. While Broly doesn't become an Oozaru in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, he's stated to have a unique genetic mutation that lets him tap into the power of an Oozaru in his base form, which comes into play for his "Rage" form.
  • The Rival: Goku adds him to his extensive list of rivals at the end of the movie.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Zigzagged. After Frieza kills Paragus in a successful attempt to trigger his Super Saiyan transformation, Broly falls into a mind-shattering Unstoppable Rage, and pretty much tears Frieza apart for a full hour before Gogeta shows up. That being said, the "revenge" angle is purely for the audience's understanding, as Broly has no clue that Frieza's the one who killed Paragus — he's just literally attacking anything that moves.
  • Sanity Slippage: As Broly taps into and goes deeper into his "Wrathful" state, his sanity starts to fray and he starts to have trouble comprehending instructions from his father along with progressively becoming more violent. When he reaches Super Saiyan thanks to the death of Paragus his mindset has boiled down to ”Attack everything that moves”. He’s so far off his rocker in his Unstoppable Rage by this point that the only way he was subdued non-fatally was his fear of dying at the hands of Gogeta and a near-death experience scaring him back to a more stable frame of mind.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Broly's Sickly Green Glow and green transformation, combined with his Frieza Force armor with green undertones and purple pants makes him one of those, clashing with Goku's orange and blue clothes and blue transformation.
  • Shed Armor, Gain Speed: Once his armor is broken, his agility briefly spikes, but by then it's too late to matter much against Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta.
  • Shock Collar: The necklace he has on his neck is this instead of a Hypno Trinket like the original. It's activated by remote control and Paragus himself has created it in order to control Broly's rage. The collar was later rendered worthless by Cheelai who stole the remote from Paragus and destroyed it after seeing how the shocks hurt Broly. The collar is destroyed for good as Broly taps into more power in his "Wrathful" state, snapping under the pressure of Broly's increasing muscle mass.
  • Shrinking Violet: Though he's more mentally preserved and more quiet than Kale, who fits the archetype better, Broly rarely talks to anyone with the only exceptions being his father, Cheelai, and Leemo.
  • Slasher Smile: During his fight with Goku and Vegeta in his Wrathful State and Super Saiyan form there are times when he shows off a sadistic grin that proves that his nice and calm nature has been warped by his power which turns him into a savage warrior that relishes his violent tendencies. That is until he is brought back to normal at the end of the movie.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Unlike his original incarnation, he actually survives throughout the whole movie, with Goku even moving to make friends with him.
  • Spear Counterpart: He's technically this for Kale, since this version of the character debuted after her and may in fact be her Universe 7 counterpart.
  • Super Mode: He has three of them shown in the movie:
    • His unique "Wrathful" form, which pays homage to the Super Saiyan 4 transformation from GT. note  According to Paragus, it's Broly tapping into the power of an Oozaru in his base form, but as a drawback, it's just as hard to control as the Oozaru form. In exchange for Broly's decreasing sanity, his power spikes so much that he's able to overpower both God Goku and God Vegeta, manhandling the former through grapples.
    • His standard Super Saiyan form, with the tell-tale golden hair. Unlike the previous incarnation's version, his sclerae have already been lost from the rage and sadness Broly feels over his father's death which caused him to turn into that form in the first place, implying that Broly is berserk. In this form, he's stronger than Blue Goku, Blue Vegeta and Golden Frieza, with all three fighters unable to put a dent in Broly. His stamina is also insane, as he shows no sign of slowing down or getting tired, even after fighting Golden Frieza for an entire hour.
    • And of course, his VERY recognizable Super Saiyan Full Power transformation. He's massive, expanding so rapidly his armor shatters, his hair gains its signature green tint, and, like the Super Saiyan form, lacks sclerae. These return when he regains his senses. This form is Broly at his strongest, overwhelming even Super Saiyan Gogeta, forcing the fused warrior to turn Blue, in order to regain and keep the advantage.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Whenever Broly transforms into a more powerful form, he tends to lose control over his power and become a being of mass destruction that attacks and destroys everything in his path.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Broly's eyes turn yellow when his power increases in his "Wrathful" state, alongside bulking up considerably, due to him tapping into the power of an Oozaru in his base form. This stays with him even in his Super Saiyan Full Power form.
  • Super Strength: Broly is comparable to the Hulk as his strength rises the more pissed off he gets, at one point Broly brutally overpowers Goku in Physical God form with pure physical strength, by the end of the movie he and Gogeta are able to shatter dimensions with their fists.
  • Super Toughness: One of Broly's greatest attributed is that he is incredibly durable so much so that whenever he keeps getting hit or beat down he always manages to get back up to fight again and even tanks many blows from both Goku and Vegeta, even to a slight extent of Gogeta. His tough skin has also allowed him to fight through volcanic lava with Goku without obtaining any damage whatsoever.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sort of. Broly lives off of giant insects and their eggs on Vampa. While Cheelai finds it disgusting, she describes the interior of the legs as sour.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The green fur on his belt is actually part of his first friend: a dog-like creature Broly called Bah that Paragus scared one day and was never seen again. He kept it to never forget him.
  • Tame His Anger: By the time of Super Hero, Broly has been training with Goku and Vegeta to unleash his strength without losing control of himself and has already made some progress, now being capable of tapping into a portion of his Wrathful state’s power and calming himself back down at will, despite previously needing a vicious electric shock to return from that point back to lucidity.
  • Tranquil Fury: While usually he defaults to a hardcore Unstoppable Rage when he’s provoked, there’s a brief moment where when Cheelai and Lemo are being harassed (and in the latter’s case physically assaulted) by a rowdy Frieza Force soldier, an extremely pissed Broly, against his father’s orders, intersperses himself between the guy and Cheelai and Lemo, and after the soldier asks if he has a problem, responds in a dark, threatening, yet restrained tone, while leveling a seething Death Glare at the guy “I do.” The idiot doesn’t listen and almost gets strangled for his troubles.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Just like Goku he became a Super Saiyan after losing a loved one (in his case his father, Paragus) to Frieza. Not helping the matters is that he doesn't know that Frieza killed him and was led to believe he may have killed his father accidentally.
  • Undying Loyalty: A rather tragic example, Broly won't defy the orders of his father, Paragus, despite how abusive he is to him and how he only sees him as a tool since he's the only family he has. After Paragus' death, Broly has transferred his loyalty to people who treat him with respect and kindness, like Cheelai and Lemo. Later, Goku may be on his way to earning Broly's loyalty as well.
  • Villainous Underdog: Against Gogeta. For all of Broly's power, Gogeta outclasses him both physically and mentally. Once Gogeta turns Super Saiyan Blue, the fight is an utter Curb-Stomp Battle in his favor with Broly unable to land a single blow on him, and by the end descends into a beating with him unable to even fight back.
  • Villain Protagonist: Broly is an Anti-Villain variant; The movie is more about him learning to adjust to his new circumstances and he gets far more screen time and development than Goku or Vegeta.
  • When He Smiles: When he isn't stoically frowning or screaming in anger, Broly has a very gentle, sweet smile that emphasizes his child-like and innocent nature. As his reaction to Goku training and sparring with him shows, Broly looks downright serene and happy at the prospect of Goku visiting him and maybe one day becoming his friend.
  • Wipe the Floor with You: Broly ends his manhandling against God Goku by slamming him face first against a wall of ice and dragging him a good distance before tossing him away. Goku nearly passes out and dies from the pain alone.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Most Saiyans tend to lose control of themselves when they first go super saiyan. Broly is notable for going into a complete berserk mode where he just attacked anything that had the audacity to still be breathing.
  • The Worf Effect: As powerful as he is, Broly is subjected to this by Whis. Even though Whis doesn't really do much fighting, and mainly dodges his attacks, it's clear his strength is not up to par with the Angel due to lacking a refined fighting style like Goku and Vegeta do, on top of Whis just being more powerful. Fortunately for Broly, Whis is just buying time, interested in seeing how things will play out.
  • World's Strongest Man: He is technically the most powerful mortal in Universe 7 greatly eclipsing Goku, Vegeta and Frieza and having managed to defeat all of them. Goku thinks he's likely stronger than Beerus. Promotional materials also state he's the strongest foe Goku and company had faced up until that point, meaning he might be even stronger than Jiren, which would make him the most powerful mortal in the multiverse, though it isn't entirely clear. And to note: this is all without ever getting much in the way of actual training.