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Black Star Dragon Ball Saga
Don Kee (ドン・キアー, Don Kiā)
The first major villain of the series, a vain, tyrannical ruler who steals the heroes' spaceship when it crash lands on his planet.
- 0% Approval Rating: Everyone's happy when Goku and co. come along and knock him down a few pegs.
- Arc Villain: For the first half of the Black Star Dragon Ball Saga.
- Dub Name Change: To "Don Kee" in the Funimation English dub.
- Greed: A really greedy man who takes control of the planet through his black market.
- HeelFace Turn: Has enough of one to help Goku make a Genkidama in episode 63.
- Older Than They Look: When compared to his subjects at least.
- Punny Name: on "Akindo", meaning "merchant".
- Real Men Wear Pink: Wears pink and purple, and has applied lipstick.
- Sissy Villain: He relies entirely on his henchmen to do his dirty work.
- Starter Villain: The first villain Goku and his friends go up against.
- Villain with Good Publicity
Ledgic (レジック, Rejikku)
A mercenary, and Don Kee's personal bodyguard.
- Blade on a Stick: Has also a spear in his inventory.
- The Brute: He seems like this at first...
- Defeat Means Friendship: After being defeated by Goku, he gives up the battle and leaves Don Kee to fend for himself.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Don Kee relies on him to do his dirty work. When Ledgic turns on him, Don Kee is powerless to stop Goku.
- Dual Wielding: How he uses his swords.
- Dub Name Change: "Ledgic" in Funimation's version.
- Punny Name: On "credit" (クレジット kurejitto in Japanese).
- Put on a Bus: Promised Goku that they would meet again for a rematch, but is never seen again, not even in episode 63, where almost all the other surviving characters show up. It's likely that, had the series not been retooled after the first 16 episodes, he would have played a bigger role.
- Starter Villain: While not the main villain of the arc, he is the first one-on-one fight Goku has in GT.
- Worthy Opponent: He views Goku as one. Is quite telling he was aware of what the Saiyans were, even thought normal Saiyans are way weaker than him by this point.
Parapara Brothers (パラパラブラザーズ, Parapara Burazāzu)
A trio of brothers working for Cardinal Mutchie Mutchie. Can subdue their opponents by making them dance.
- Back for the Finale: They appear again at the last fight against Omega Shenron, giving some of their energy for Goku.
- HeelFace Turn: They start off as villains, but get better and change sides.
- Involuntary Dance: They have the ability to make their opponent to do a really stupid dance against their will by their Magic Music. The moves become teachable by Pan in Dragon Ball Xenoverse and it's sequels, so you can make Frieza, Cell or Vegeta do the dance too!
- Magic Music: They employ an embarrasing hypnotic hip-hop music along a dance to hipnotize their opponents.
- Punny Name: "Parapara" is a style of synchronized, high-energy dance, which happens to be their method of attack.
- Quirky Mini Boss Squad: Other than their Cool, but Impractical technique (And "cool" is reaching too hard), they are just three silly siblings similar to the Pilaf Gang.
- Terrible Trio: A trio formed by brothers.
Cardinal Mutchie Mutchie (ムッチー・モッチー, Mutchī Motchī)
The High Priest of the Luud Cult. He commands Luud's followers to seek out the Black Star Dragon Balls to resurrect Luud.
- Actually a Doombot: When his "body" is destroyed, his whip is revealed to be the actual Mutchie, and transforms into his true form.
- Arc Villain: He and Dolltaki are the villains of the second half of the Black Star Dragon Ball Saga
- Sinister Minister: The leader of the Luud Cult
- Whip It Good: His whip can transform people into dolls to be fed to Luud. When his true form is revealed, his whips are actually part of his arms, and can telepathically move objects as well as electro shocks.
Master Dolltaki (ドルタッキー, Dorutakkī)
The "oracle" of the Luud Cult. Was the one who originally recruited the followers.
- Arc Villain: Of the second half of the Black Star Dragon Ball Saga along with Mutchie.
- Cult: The leader of the Luud Cult.
- Dirty Coward
- Meaningful Name: He is a fan of dolls. A doll otaku, if you like.
- Punny Name: A play on "doll otaku".
- Sissy Villain: He plays with dolls. It's implied that he's heterosexual, since he falls in love with Pan in doll form.
- Villainous Crush: Has one quite spooky on Pan.
- You Have Failed Me:
- Dr. Myuu transforms him into one of the sacrificial dolls after he activates Luud (another Machine Mutant) too early.
- Also after transforming back to normal, he tries to make an escape, only for General Rilldo to kill him.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Unable to wait any longer to find the Black Star Dragon Balls, he instead transforms all of his followers into dolls to be fed to Luud.
Luud (ルード, Rūdo)
A powerful Machine Mutant who is revered as a "God of Destruction" by his own cult.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Is a giant mechanical monster, of the size of a normal building. He tried crushing Goku and Trunks with his feet.
- Deity of Human Origin: Has artificial roots, yet he is revered as a God.
- Name's the Same: He is not related to the actual Gods of Destruction that were introduced later on, predating the concept of a "God of Destruction" by over a decade. As a Mythology Gag, the God of Destruction of Universe 3, Mosco, had a design based on Luud.
General Rilldo (リルド将軍, Rirudo Shōgun)
A machine mutant and leader of Dr. Myuu's machine armies. Manages to give Goku, Pan and Trunks trouble once they land on planet M-2.
- Artificial Human
- Bad Liar: To Goku (who can tell he's pretending to be far weaker than he really is), but not to the audience.
- Benevolent Boss: He actually treats his subordinates and underlings fairly-well, and doesn't hesitate to give them praise when he thinks they deserve it. Dude must have read up on Sun Tzu.
- Chrome Champion: He looks like this in his final form.
- The Dragon: To Dr. Myuu.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: His character is shown to be able to use the metal covering the entire surface of Planet M-2 to reconstruct a new body after his current one has been destroyed, yet he dies after a blast from Goku, Pan, and Trunks, even though there's still metal all over the planet, he's just dead.
- Dub Name Change: Is inexplicably renamed General Lock in the Blue Water dub.
- Expy: Of Buu and Dabura. His powers are basically a combination of the two: He can control pieces of his body detached from him like Buu, and he has a beam that turns whatever it hits into metal, just like Buu had a beam that turned people into candy and Dabura had a spit that turned anything that it touched into stone.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Controls metal
- Four-Star Badass: Goku points out that, even in his base form, Rilldo is even stronger than Majin Buu.
- From a Single Cell: His consciousness can inhabit and form a body from any metal on the planet.
- Knight of Cerebus: His arrival is pretty much the point where the series became more serious.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In his introductory scene in the Funimation Dub."Drop dead."
- Punny Name: On "drill".
- Taken for Granite: Can fire a beam that turns whatever it hits into metal.
- Underwear of Power: In his base form and as Hyper Meta-Rilldo.
Dr. Myuu (ドクター・ミュー, Dokutā Myū)
A scientist whose plotting universal domination with his mutant machine armies, headed by his ultimate creation Baby which he needs the Black Star Dragon Balls to complete. This of course brings him into conflict with Goku, Pan and Trunks. Sometime down the road, he meets up with Dr. Gero in Hell (it's a long story) to plot their revenge against Goku but that doesn't work out as planned either.
- Advice Backfire: He tells Super 17 to show Goku and 18 that he can't be controlled. Super 17 agrees by promptly destroying Myuu.
- Artificial Human: It is revealed that he was actually a machine created by Baby at some point to continue his development, rather than Baby being a creation of his.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: His last words to Super 17; Myuu tells him to show Goku and 18 that he can't be controlled. Super 17 agrees, and promptly annhilates Myuu.
- Big Bad: He's responsible for a lot of the events that happen in the series as he created most of the Machine Mutants, was the one behind the Luud Cult, and, alongside Dr. Gero, created Hell Fighter 17 and caused a rift between Earth and Hell, releasing all of Hell's inhabitants.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Dr. Gero in the Super 17 Saga.
- Cool Shades: He wears shades that fit his eyes to the point that one could confuse them for some kind of advanced artificial eyes, if for the fact that one side breaks at one point and it reveals a normal eye underneath.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Twice. He was the one behind the Machine Mutants and the Ludd Cult, thus making him responsible for most of the foes the heroes found in the Black Star Dragon Balls Saga, only to be revealed that Baby was his creator rather than his creation and promply replace him as soon as he develops enough. Then he teams up with Dr. Gero for the Super 17 Saga, and Myuu even betrays him by having 17 kill him (for old time's sake) only for 17 to reveal that he has no patience for him either, kill him, and be the Big Bad solo.
- Emperor Scientist: The creator of most of the Machine Mutants and ruler of Planet M-2.
- Evil Redhead: A red-haired Mad Scientist.
- Expy: Of Dr. Gero, with some elements of Dr. Raichi. His first Latin American voice actor also dubbed Dr. Gero, until the Super 17 saga, where Dr. Myuu and Dr. Gero meet, where it was changed to avoid confusion.
- Mad Scientist: A scientist who plots universal domination.
- Misplaced Retribution: In GT, he teams up with Dr. Gero to get revenge on Goku for his death, dismissing the fact that both he and Gero were killed by their own creations.
- Villain Team-Up:
- With Dr. Gero on the Super 17 Saga. Myuu betrays him.
- With Dr. Gero and Dr. Raichi in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Voodoo Shark: When Baby kills him, he is told that Baby himself created him and the other Machine Mutants in order to create him. The writers seem to try and explain away this logic by giving Baby the back story that he was originally a bio-robot fetus that was launched into space by the Tuffles so that it might one day destroy the Saiyans. If anything this further adds to the argument of those who question how Baby could have made the machine mutants while still a fetus. One explanation given is that Myuu was actually created by the Tuffles to complete Baby, and since the collective memories of all the Tuffles were infused into the bio-robot fetus, Baby was speaking as the Tuffles he was created from when he made this claim.
Baby (ベビー, Bebī)
A parasitic being created by Dr. Myuu to conquer the universe (or so it seems). He manages to break free and body surf his way to Earth. Once there he takes over the whole planet, making Vegeta his main host. Goku suffers a grueling battle against him due to his new child form, but some quick training in the Other World gives him the power he needs to fight and eventually beat Baby, freeing Vegeta from Baby and blasting him into the sun as he was trying to escape.
- Accidental Misnaming: Japanese only, but apparently "Baby" is not his real name and it is not even clear that he has a real name; it is just what Dr. Myuu called him after Myuu forgot that Baby created him and not the other way around, but since neither the audience nor the characters have any other name for him that's the one that sticks, and ultimately it's the one he himself uses.
- Accuser of the Brethren: When told that the Saiyans who actually wiped out the Tuffles are long-dead and his grudge is pointless, Baby flat-out says he doesn't care; he considers all Saiyans guilty, and wants them to be wiped out, no matter what.
- Arch-Enemy: Sees himself as one for the Saiyan race as a whole, the Saiyans being the ones who destroyed his race and Baby being created specifically to destroy the Saiyans in retaliation.
- Ax-Crazy: Baby was never all that sane to begin with- being an obsessive, power-hungry, genocidal parasite out for revenge against a dead race-, but he goes well and truly off the deep end as he grows more and more powerful. When he becomes a Golden Ape he fakes going on a rampage to test his abilities but fights so recklessly afterwards that he threatens to destroy both the Earth and the newly restored Tuffle homeworld just to kill Goku, suggesting that he isn't "faking" as much as he thinks he is.
- Bad Boss: He attacks and nearly kills the possessed Trunks, Gohan, and Goten when he decides he doesn't need them anymore, and when he becomes a Great Ape, he fakes going on a rampage and kills several of his followers simply to test out his new power.
- The Bad Guy Wins: In a sense, Baby manages to get everything he wanted. He manages to Take Over the World, get revenge on the near-extinct Saiyans by possessing Vegeta, the Saiyan Prince, and recreates the Tuffle homeworld by wishing on the Dragon Balls, even getting Goku to deliver them to him. It's only after he achieves his ambitions that things start falling apart for him, success and power getting to his head, overriding his sense and leading him to become an Ax-Crazy lunatic who can be outsmarted and ultimately defeated.
- Batman Gambit: His earlier possession of Trunks, made him realize that the Super Saiyan transformation was the easiest point to take over someone (it was later revealed that he laid a mind-control egg in Trunks' brain as he left anyway). He then proceeded to possess the remaining Saiyans on Earth, settling at Vegeta; the next strongest after Goku, then brainwashing the entire Earth. He also left Goku and co. to find all the Black Star Dragon Balls so they'll return eventually to Earth and he takes the Dragon Balls to make his wish, while Goku and Pan face off against the entire world apart from Buu, Uub and Hercule!
- Bash Brothers: Baby Gohan and Baby Goten.
- Big Bad: Of the Baby Saga, and the first major Big Bad of the series as a whole.
- Blob Monster: Baby is able to liquefy his body and seep into any cut on a person's body in order to gain control of them.
- Body Surf: He jumps around from body to body before settling on Vegeta as a permanent host. His old hosts remain under his control anyway.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: Vegeta states in the Shadow Dragons Saga that Baby, despite obtaining the Golden Ape transformation, could never obtain Super Saiyan 4 due to his own cells interfering with the transformation process, making Golden Ape the furthest he can go.
- Cool Chair: At one point Baby creates an improvised "throne room" atop a series of floating rock pillars over the spot where he believes he has defeated Goku. It is here that the possessed Dende presents Baby with the Black Star Dragon Balls in an ornate goblet. He also somehow constructed an actual throne and coat of arms as well. This throne is never seen or mentioned again after this scene.
- Combined Energy Attack: His Revenge Death Ball, like an evil version of the Spirit Bomb. It's powered by all of the hatred of his followers, and he even takes a stance similar to the former Trope Namer when charging it in the anime and Infinite World.
- Combat Pragmatist: All Baby ever needs is just one scratch and the fight is over.
- Cycle of Revenge: He decides to take revenge on the Saiyans for driving the Tuffles extinct and conquering their planet by... conquering the Earth, the adoptive home of the few Saiyans still living (as they were already driven to near-extinction long before he came around), meaning that the ones to be hit with the collateral damage were the Earthlings, who had absolutely nothing to do with the Saiyan-Tuffle conflict. And he was very well aware of how much he was playing this trope, but he didn't care at all.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Originally intended to be the main antagonist and final adversary for Dragon Ball GT. However, the series was pushed to continue after the Baby Saga ended in order to keep the series running during the release of Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout.
- The Emperor: After taking control of every person on planet Earth, he uses the Dragon Balls to recreate planet Tuffle and then establishes his own empire on it.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Japanese only, but apparently "Baby" is not his real name and it is not even clear that he has a real name; it is just what Dr. Myuu called him after Myuu forgot that Baby created him and not the other way around. In the Japanese original, Baby actually tells Myuu (after killing him) that he hates Myuu calling him that.
- Emperor Scientist: Remember Dr. Myuu? The incredibly smart scientist who rivaled Dr. Gero in terms of pure genius and scientific technology? Baby, or at least the Tuffle DNA Baby is made of, was the one who created him.
- Evil Albino: After taking control of Vegeta, his body became more pallid and his hair becomes white.
- Evil Costume Switch: He gradually changes Vegeta's wardrobe and appearance while possessing him, eventually barely resembling the Saiyan prince.
- Evil Counterpart: Played with. Unlike other antagonists in the series that tend to outright copy the attack of the heroes or have some original attacks with no symbolism, Baby attacks make him an evil foil to Goku.
- His Revenge Death Ball is an evil foil to the Spirit Bomb. Like Goku, Baby uses the energy of many to charge a giant sphere of energy. Unlike Goku that uses the energy of all living things, however, Baby outright uses the hatred of his subjects to power his attack, even forcing them.
- The moment Goku turns Super Saiyan 4, Baby imitates him by turning into a Golden Ape. Vegeta states in the Shadow Dragons Saga that because Baby couldn't fully use the Saiyans cells due to his own cells interfering in the process, he could never archieve the fourth transformation.
- His first design is identical to Kid Buu, before gaining a more unique form. Likewise, his idea of controlling the world thanks to mind control is taken from Garlic Jr. He is also a machine created by the Tuffles to have revenge on the Saiyans, the same as Hatchiyack.
- However, the main villain he resembles overall is arguably Cell, his relationship to Dr. Myuu being at first glance identical to that of Cell with Gero, and both Baby and Cell being artificial lifeforms who can survive From a Single Cell and are Power Parasites (albeit of different sorts) who acquire the powers of other powerful warriors, up to and including Saiyans and notably including Vegeta, both start off dangerous but weak and spend a good portion of their arc stealing the powers of others to grow stronger, and both even have their original plans thwarted by an unknowing Trunks only to end up using Trunks to further their goals through a bit of Xanatos Speed Chess (Cell stealing his time machine and Baby brainwashing Trunks and using him to conquer Earth, respectively).
- From a Single Cell: In the grand tradition of Cell and Majin Buu, he can regenerate from just any smidge that remains of him, which in his case becomes more dangerous because of his ability to control people. Goku eventually decides upon Kamehameha-ing him into the sun to be sure he is completely destroyed.
- Giggling Villain: He laughs quite a bit at first; however, he drops it after he takes over Vegeta.
- Grand Theft Me: Pretty much his entire MO.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Created Dr. Myuu, making him indirectly responsible for the Black Star Dragon Ball and Super 17 arcs.
- Hijacking Cthulhu: In the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes, Baby becomes Baby Janemba after infecting Super Janemba.
- Healing Factor: Much like Majin Buu, he's a liquid blob mass, so he can regenerate from any damage. It took Goku firing a Kamehameha into the freakin' sun to completely destroy him.
- Hurl It into the Sun: His ultimate fate. Say hi to Cooler and Broly up there!
- Hypocrite: He's a living DNA archive of the Tuffles, a race destroyed by the Saiyans. Baby, being the last of his kind, attacks Earth, where the remaining Saiyans are for Revenge. He establishes himself as king, recreates the Tuffle homeworld, and has just about everyone under his control. He goes on and on about how barbaric, bloodthirsty, and cruel the Saiyans are. However, he seems to neither notice nor care that his actions make him Not So Different from the Saiyans, if not worse.
- Humanoid Abomination: A light blue humanoid with visor-like eyes, who is capable of possessing people (as Vegeta can tell you) and afterwards leave behind eggs that turn them into his servants. He can also gradually transform the person he's controlling (again, ask Vegeta), and he can liquidize himself. Yeah, he qualifies.
- Knight of Cerebus: With the possible exception of Dr. Myuu who is just his pawn anyway, he is the first truly dangerous villain of the GT saga, the rest being mostly one-shot villains of the week, and generally either powerful but noble, or evil but stupid or weak. Baby however is neither noble, nor stupid, and instead is an extremely evil and very, very dangerous menace who could potentially threaten the entire universe, and while initially not very strong manages to use Grand Theft Me and other tricks to become one of the most powerful villains in the entire franchise, wiping the floor with several prominent characters in the process.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After being defeated as Great Ape Baby Vegeta, he promptly ditches Vegeta's body and makes a break for it. Goku, however, doesn't let him get away.
- Laser-Guided Karma: An almost literal example when Goku vaporises him with a carefully aimed Kamehameha as Baby passes by the Sun.
- Magic Genetics: His genetic augmentation is this in a nutshell.
- Make My Monster Grow: When he transformed into a Giant Ape.
- Manipulative Bastard: And how. He manipulated every character in the show, with Goku being the exception.
- Meaningful Name: Aside from the in-universe explanation for his name, and the tradition of Dragon Ball pun names (him possessing someone makes them "Baby ______"), his name describes his character quite well; he's horribly immature.
- Mind Manipulation: Any person he entered the body of, he gained total control of their mind and would make them essentially his puppet. And he was damn good at it.
- Misplaced Retribution: It didn't matter to Baby that the Saiyans who were responsible for exterminating the Tuffle race were long dead, just the fact that there were any Saiyans left was enough for him to go on a great pursuit for revenge.
- Moral Myopia: He wants revenge on the Saiyans for killing the Tuffles. To achieve that end, he enslaves everyone on Earth, a race that had absolutely nothing to do with the Saiyan/Tuffle conflict, and attacks Goku and his family, who were born long after the war. When Pan points out that the Saiyans who murdered his race are long dead, Baby tells her point-blank that he doesn't care.
- No Biological Sex: A logical conclusion, given that Baby was created from Tuffle DNA, and though his forms and pronouns used for him are masculine, it's probably that it's only for convenience's sake.
- Not So Different: He's just as barbaric and bloodthirsty as the Saiyans he claims to despise.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He had somewhat good intention in the beginning of wanting to restore the Tuffle race. But somewhere down the line his thirst for revenge against the Saiyan race and his burgeoning megalomania got the better of him.
- One-Winged Angel: Transforming into a Golden Great Ape when faced with Super Saiyan 4 Goku.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Japanese only, but apparently "Baby" is not his real name and it is not even clear that he has a real name; it is just what Dr. Myuu called him after Myuu forgot that Baby created him and not the other way around, but since neither the audience nor the characters have any other name for him that's the one that sticks, and ultimately it's the one he himself uses.
- Out-of-Character Alert: When he possesses Vegeta; Goku is able to tell right away that Vegeta is Not Himself, because Baby Vegeta refers to him as Goku. The real Vegeta made a point to always call Goku by his Saiyan birth name, Kakarot.
- The Power of Hate: His Revenge Death Ball is this trope in a nutshell. It's basically an evil Spirit Bomb.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He certainly lives up to his name; despite having the tactical cunning to outsmart and outfight almost every living Dragon Ball character, he's immensely immature. It rapidly becomes clear his revenge against the Saiyans is just something he's using as an excuse for his own desires. He's incredibly childish: focused mainly on taking things for himself, having the habit of "playing" during fights to the point of playing pretend (he melodramatically pretended to struggle against Uub until he was "done playing", and upon getting his Golden Great Ape form, he proceeded to pretend he had gone berserk just to play with his new powers), and having a childishly short fuse. In fact, during Goku's first fight with Baby Vegeta, he learned what Baby's biggest weakness was; he's incredibly susceptible to taunting, and will lose his cool even if his opponent is obviously bluffing. To top it all off, when he was finally defeated, he completely abandoned everything he had gained, and his mission for revenge, just to run away and save himself.
- Puppeteer Parasite: He can insert himself into any person and completely take over their body.
- Purple Is Powerful: Not he himself, but his Golden Oozaru transformation has purple skin.
- Revenge Before Reason: His hatred for the Saiyans makes him take some really insane routes. Pan even points out the Saiyans who wiped out his race are long gone, Baby replies he doesn't care. Presumably, the reason he opts to remain possessing Vegeta rather than going to possess or at least enslave the more powerful Goku (or one of his children) -something he considered doing early on- was because Vegeta was the Prince of the Saiyan race and the son of the man who destroyed his people while Goku was just a lowly warrior who Baby felt humiliated him, making Vegeta better from the perspective of poetic justice, but poorer from the Boring, but Practical one, and ultimately it is Goku who defeats and kills him.
- Super Mode: He eventually turns into a Golden Oozaru while in Vegeta's body.
- Transformation of the Possessed: When he chooses Vegeta as his permanent host, he does this. At first, it merely manifests as Facial Markings and white hair, but as Baby becomes more powerful, eventually Vegeta looks nothing like himself.
- Unstoppable Rage: He wouldn't stop until every Saiyan was either dead or under his control.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Subverted; when he becomes a Golden Oozaru, he goes on a rampage on his own planet, like Oozarus are wont to do, but when Goku questions this he reveals that he, as just a parasite inside Vegeta, is unaffected, and was just pretending. Of course, arguably double subverted since anyone who decides to pretend to be insane to justify testing out new powers on his own people wantonly is probably rather insane anyway, and he does act much more rashly and impulsively while in this form.
- White Hair, Black Heart: When he took over control of Vegeta's body, his hair became white.
- Villain Team-Up:
- Demigra gathers him, Super 17, and Omega Shenron to fight Gogeta and the Player Character in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. He joins them due to his hatred of Goku, but won't allow Omega Shenron to destroy the universe he wants to conquer.
- Towa sends Hatchiyack to help him in a god mission in Dragon Ball Heroes, fusing together in the process to create Baby Hatchiyack. Unlike other examples in the franchise, the two seem to get along pretty well. Then you remember they both are Tuffles!
- Younger Than They Look: After possessing some people, he gains a teenager appearance, and by the time he leaves Vegeta's body, he gains an adult body as well. Keep in mind that he was born barely a couple days ago.
Super 17 Saga
Hell Fighter 17 (ヘルファイター１７号, Heru Faitā Jū Nana-Gō)
A Machine Mutant created by Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu while in Hell, designed to locate Android 17, brainwash him and fuse with him in order to become Super 17.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the original Japanese Vegeta described Hell Fighter 17 as "powered-up beyond belief" compared to the original Android 17 and, indeed, is capable of matching Vegeta at least in his base form. In the FUNimation dub, Dr. Myuu states instead that Hell Fighter 17 has equal power to the original Android 17, who would be weaker by orders of magnitude than GT Vegeta at this point. Given that he is still shown as capable of matching Vegeta in his base form, however, it's either an Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole or implied that the original Android 17 has been getting much stronger as well.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Inverted. Hell Fighter 17 is one of the few of Dr. Gero's creations who follows his orders without question, which is rather ironic considering he is based on the most rebellious of all Gero's androids. Possibly justified by Dr. Myuu also having a hand in his creation.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: Though almost certainly a non-canon example, in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi scenario "The True Ultimate Android" Hell Fighter 17 exhibits the ability to become Super 17 without fusing with the original. This version of Super 17 is identified as imperfect, however, and indeed fails to match Perfect Cell in power.
- Dark Is Evil: Like Super 17 below, he has a dark Battle Aura when he powers up.
- Defensive Feint Trap: Before fusing with Android 17, he fights Vegeta in his base form and is promptly beaten. Vegeta is initially unimpressed with Hell Fighter 17's power until Dr. Myuu and Gero reveal that 17 isn't using all of his strength, before the true Android 17 arrives and the two merge into Super 17, who then proceeds to fight off Vegeta, alongside Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Vegeta and Majuub with ease.
- Evil Knockoff: He's a copy of Android 17 created by Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu to control the original Android 17 and fuse with him to create Super 17. His appearance is identical to how Android 17 looked in the Android Saga, and their only visual difference is that by the time of GT, the original Android 17 wears a tan leather duster.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: His name is Hell Fighter 17 and he's a... fighter from Hell.
- Flat Character: Unlike the original Android 17 who has personality in spades, Hell Fighter has no personality beyond doing the bidding of his masters. In that respect he's more like the earlier androids, which is fitting as he is completely mechanical.
- Karmic Death: He only exists to brainwash the original 17 into fusing with him, so fittingly Super 17 is defeated after what is implied to be the original Android 17 overpowering Hell Fighter 17's mind control from within Super 17 long enough to allow Goku to defeat Super 17.
- One-Winged Angel: Super 17 can be considered his version of this, seeing as how he is the one mostly in control of the fused form (with the original Android 17 reduced to Fighting from the Inside).
- Out of the Inferno: He meets Vegeta while walking out of flames.
- Psychic Link: He has a psychic link with Android 17, which allows him to control him.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Despite only appearing in three episodes, he's the one to properly kickstart the Super 17 Saga.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's one of the briefest-appearing villainous characters of any Dragon Ball arc, appearing in just three episodes.
Super 17 (超（スーパー）１７号, Sūpā Jū Nana-Gō)
A combination of the regular Android 17 and Hell Fighter 17 which was built by Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu. Has much more power than his normal form that he pretty much defeats all the Z-Fighters that come against him, including a Super Saiyan 4 Goku. However, a combined effort from 18 and Goku finally brings him down.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Initially he seems to be completely under the control of Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu, until Myuu reveals that he secretly programmed Super 17 to take orders only from him in a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness-style backstab. Despite this, the goading of Android 18 eventually drives him to rebel against and kill Myuu as well, though Hell Fighter 17's influence drives him to continue attacking the heroes again afterward.
- Achilles' Heel: His one weakness is that he's vulnerable to physical attacks while absorbing energy attacks. It also helped that Android 17 is implied to have forced him to reveal this weakness and allow himself to be killed.
- Agent Peacock: He takes regular 17's mild vanity Up to Eleven, constantly brushing his hair back and studying himself (in the games brushing his hair back is even his idle animation!) but he's extremely powerful.
- All Your Powers Combined: He can absorb energy like 19 and Gero, but has his own energy source that fuels him, like 17 and 18, has Gatling guns in his arms similar to 16 and his ultimate attack (the Electro Eclipse Bomber) is even reminiscent of 13's own ultimate, the S.S. Deadly Bomber. The video games take this aspect of him Up to Eleven by giving him the absorption ability of Cell on top of all of that.
- Arc Villain: Of the Super 17 Saga, one of the shortest arcs in the series.
- Artificial Human: He's the result of the fusion of the regular Android 17 (a Cyborg, a human enhanced with technology) and Hell Fighter 17 (built with the Machine Mutant technology of Dr. Myuu). As a result, he seems to be more on the "Artificial" side, as he's shown having Gatling guns in his arms, similar to Android 16, who was fully robotic.
- Big Bad Friend: Despite being evil, in the games at least he maintains the original 17's friendliness to Android 16, ribbing the older android about his "barely holding together as always" if they face each other in battle.
- Blood Knight: What lies beneath all the Brainwashed and Crazy. Made more apparent in the more recent video games, especially Xenoverse, in which he comes across like the same old Android 17 except a bit more readily aggressive and on a massive ego trip.
- Cannibalism Superpower: The games give him Cell's ability to absorb the other androids to increase his strength, though how he actually does this is left ambiguous seeing as how he's lacking certain, ahem, equipment.
- Cavalier Competitor: A trait of early Android 17 that he keeps to a degree. Moreso apparent in the newer video games, where his entire motivation seems to be proving he's the strongest.
- Combat Clairvoyance: He's been programmed with full knowledge of all of Goku's techniques by Gero and Myuu, allowing him to see through them. Of course, this doesn't include Super Saiyan 4, since Gero and Myuu weren't around when Goku unlocked it.
- Dark Is Evil: His Electro Eclipse Bomb is a sphere of dark energy and in some of the games he is also given a dark Battle Aura when he powers up.
- Energy Absorption: Though he has the inlets on his gloves/hands similar to 19 and 20, he actually does this with his entire body by extending his limbs in a star-like pose. As the original 17 didn't have this ability, presumably it's either an ability that Hell Fighter 17 had, or it was made when HF17 fused with regular 17.
- Evil Is Bigger: He's much taller than the relatively diminutive Android 17. In fact, in games he appears in he's usually only equaled in height by Broly in his enormous Legendary Super Saiyan form.
- Expy: He becomes one to Cell and Android 13 in Dragon Ball Heroes by absorbing Android 18 thanks to Towa's aid. He can also absorb Android 16 and Cell in the game.
- Feed It with Fire: He gets stronger by absorbing energy attacks. By the time Goku catches on, he's already pumped 17 up with enough energy for him to hand Super Saiyan 4 Goku his ass.
- Fighting from the Inside: Android 17 is implied to have been doing this.
- Fusion Dance: Created from the merger of the original Android 17 and the Hell Fighter 17 Myuu and Gero jointly created in Hell.
- Gatling Good: He's got two of them hidden in each arm, a la 16 and his blasters.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half Augmented Human Cyborg, half Machine Mutant.
- Heroic Sacrifice: It's implied that somewhere deep inside Super 17 was the brother that 18 loved, and he let himself be killed by Goku's Dragon Fist technique, since he couldn't fight Dr. Myuu's programming completely. Thankfully, the wish that revives the victims of the whole Super 17 and Shadow Dragon fiasco also includes the original Android 17.
- Inexplicably Awesome: He's just a fusion of 17 and his exact copy, both of whom are much weaker than Imperfect Cell. There's no reason given why a fusion of the two would be stronger than Majin Buu by orders of magnitude. It is implied by Dr. Gero that the original Android 17 was something of a failed Super Prototype, though, being originally intended to have been stronger than even Cell, and that Super 17 wasn't so much an upgrade of 17 as it was 17 in his true, complete state. Accounting for Dragon Ball Super's reveal that 17 has always been capable of maximizing his android abilities up to god-tier power levels, it's possible to call Super 17 more or less a shortcut to unlock his true power.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How he met his end against Goku.
- Interrupted Cooldown Hug: Because of her anger over Krillin's death, Android 18 manages to be both the loved one who gets Super 17 to cool his jets and the impetuous shooter who stops his HeelFace Turn.
- The Juggernaut: He stomps all over the Z-fighters like it's nothing, and then takes out Super Saiyan 4 Goku without too much trouble. It's only through his Achilles' Heel that he's finally defeated.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: He kills off both Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu, both of whom more than had it coming.
- Large Ham: Tends to go for over-the-top acting more than the original 17.
- Laughing Mad: Per the above, he laughs quite often when he's winning. Played up a bit more in his video game appearances.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He did this to Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Vegeta and Uub at the same time.
- No-Sell: His energy absorption power lets him do this to any energy-based attacks.
- The Nth Doctor: The original Japanese and most dubs have the same actor who voices Android 17 voice Hell Fighter 17 and Super 17. In the Latin American Spanish dub, however, while Android 17 voice actor Genaro Vásquez does voice Hell Fighter 17, Super 17 is voiced by Rolando de Castro for some reason, although it's implied that it has something to do with the fusion.
- Rebel Relaxation: Engages in a floating version of this pose at one point during this fight against the Z-Fighters as the doctors boast about his powers.
- Running Gag: He upholds the proud Android 17 tradition of killing off Dr. Gero.
- Shoulders of Doom: Inverted, as not only does he not have shoulderpads, he doesn't have any clothing on his shoulders.
- Sphere of Destruction: His Electro Eclipse Bomber/Shocking Death Bomb special attack. Ironically, despite being rather similar to Android 13's S.S. Deadly Bomber, it has horrible accuracy in the games.
- Strong as They Need to Be: Has this as a superpower. One minute, he has a bit of trouble with Super Saiyan (Kid) Goku; the next he's owning Super Saiyan 4 Goku. Justified somewhat by his energy absorption.
- The Stoic: Has shades of this, as he claims he'll "never understand these Earthlings with their emotions". Ironically he cuts loose moreso than Android 17 does especially in fights, and Super implies that 17 misses having full range of human emotion.
- Tranquil Fury: His interactions with Cell in the Budokai Tenkaichi and Xenoverse games. He wants him out of his face.
- Villain Override: In Dragon Ball Fusions it is revealed that he has the ability to take control of any of the other androids. Yes, even Android 20, his own creator.
- Villain Team-Up: Demigra gathers Baby, him, and Omega Shenron to fight Gogeta and the player character in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. He only tags along due to his desire to beat Goku and prove he's the best, and doesn't really care about the other two villains or their plans.
- Ultimate Life Form: Similar to Cell, he likes to proclaim himself the "Ultimate Android" in the videogames.Super 17: Abandon this perfect form nonsense, the Ultimate Warrior is standing right before you!
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's one of the briefest-appearing Big Bad characters of any Dragon Ball arc, appearing in just a scant five episodes.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Absorbing Super Saiyan 4 Goku's Kamehameha 10X drives him over the deep end.
Shadow Dragon Saga
Shadow Dragons (邪悪龍, Jāku Ryū)
The living, breathing incarnations of all of the negative energy that had accumulated in the Dragon Balls due to the Z Fighters' excessive usage of them.
- Create Your Own Villain: The Shadow Dragons were all created because Goku and the Z Fighters excessively used the Dragon Balls, allowing the negative energy within to accumulate and eventually spawn them. Several of them even remind Goku that they were basically born because of him.
- Dragons Are Demonic: They are malevolent creatures born of negative energy who exist to cause as much chaos and destruction as possible.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: Nuova, Eis, and Rage, in that order.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!
- Made of Evil: They are the living incarnations of the Dragon Balls' accumulated negativity.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Syn, Nuova, and Eis are the only three who possess the necessary martial arts skills to pose a legitimate threat to Goku. The other four rely on their Elemental Powers and trickery to fight him.
- Theme Naming: Their names are based on their respective Dragon Ball in both languages. The Japanese names are simply "[Number]-Star Dragon" in Chinese while the English names form an acronym that spells "SHENRON" followed by Shenron itself.
Black Smoke Shenron (黒煙の龍, Kokuen no Ryū)
The product of the Dragon Balls' accumulated negative energy, he serves no purpose aside from spawning the seven Shadow Dragons.
Haze Shenron (二星龍, Ryan Shinron)
The two-star dragon that was created by the wish that revived one of Goku's allies (in this case Bora, Upa's father who was killed by Tao). He spreads pollution wherever he goes. His element is pollution.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: After his pollution weakens Goku and Pan to a manageable level, rather than simply kill them, he decides to throw Goku, Pan, and Giru into the lake and let the toxins within do it for him. Giru, who is unaffected by the pollution, manages to drag them to a fresh water geyser, which they blow up to clean the lake, ridding Haze of his only advantage and allowing Goku and Pan to take him down. Even though Haze had no way of knowing about the fresh water, that still wasn't exactly a smart move.
- Balloon Belly: Uses this once to help protect himself against Pan's assault. He stops using it after less than a minute.
- Breath Weapon
- Butt-Monkey: Even after his (surprisingly effective) ability is shown off, he's still not treated as a real threat. Before his toxins start taking effect, even Pan can curbstomp him.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Liang Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Haze starts with the 2nd letter in "SHENRON".
- Fat Bastard
- Gradual Grinder: He wears his foes down with his smog while enduring hits.
- Making a Splash: Has the power of controlling polluted water and can gain energy from swamps.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: At first looked completely weak, but then revealed that his pollution was weakening Goku and Pan. After enduring their attacks long enough for it to take effect, he nearly killed them.
- One-Winged Angel: Subverted. He looks like he's going to and the heroes expect it... but he then states that while some of the Shadow Dragons can, he can't.
- Poisonous Person: The poisonous gases from his swamp can knock out even Goku.
- Smug Snake: He constantly gloats about his strength and declares himself a "true warrior" and "the star," but without the weakening effects of his pollution, he's no threat; Pan can easily beat the crap out of him by herself.
- Stone Wall: His main strength is that he's able to soak up punishment until his pollution can weaken his enemy to the point he can overpower them.
- Warm-Up Boss: Aside from his little trick, he's rather pathetic.
Rage Shenron (五星龍, Ū Shinron)
The five star dragon created when Goku was wished back to life to combat the Saiyans. Starts off as rather puny but, using an electric slime, can grow to a much more massive form. His element is thunder.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He grows giant by absorbing his electric slime when the tide starts going against him.
- Attack Reflector: His own attacks barely even tickle a Super Saiyan 4, but he can reflect ki attacks right back to the source to compensate.
- Blob Monster: When he absorbs all the electrical slime to form his giant form.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Wu Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Rage starts with the 5th letter in "SHENRON".
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Rain is bad for electricity, especially if you're too big to dodge...
- Kaiju: He can turn into one to overwhelm his foes.
- Shock and Awe: "Dragon Thunder!!"
- I Surrender, Suckers: Tries to use this to kill Pan.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Had Goku and Pan on the ropes, till it started to rain.
Oceanus Shenron (六星龍, Ryuu Shinron)
The Six Star Dragon, created (much to her chagrin) from Oolong's wish for woman's panties. She is the only female dragon of the seven. Fools a local fishing village into believing she was a sea princess named Princess Oto, but Goku and Pan reveal her true colors. Her elements are wind and water (making her the only one with two elemental associations).
- A Lighter Shade of Black: Marginally less evil than most of the other Shadow Dragons.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She's got blue skin.
- Blow You Away: She's a wind elemental.
- Razor Wind: "Whirlwind Spin!!"
- Bishōnen Line / One-Winged Angel: Much like Zarbon before her, she prefers to stay in a more aesthetically appealing form than her hideous true form. Subverted, however, in that she seems to be able to fight to her full power in this form anyway.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She appears to be nice, but is just as evil as her brothers. This is because she was born from a wish that was selfish on the surface, but had underlying noble intentions.
- Cute Monster Girl: She's certainly attractive
- Designated Girl Fight: Fights Goku to a standstill, but gets set up for the kill by a lucky Kamehameha from Pan, of all people.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Constantly barefoot.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Liu Xing Long.
- Expy: Her disguise refers to the legend of Otohime and Ryuujin. In the Japanese sub her name is actually Ryu-Shenron.
- Fun with Acronyms: Oceanus and Oto both start with the 6th letter in "SHENRON".
- Hidden Evil: Created from a selfish wish with good intention she comes offering prosperity to a sea town by bringing in lots of fish. Unfortunately this destroys their economy and pollutes the land from the rotting fish.
- Luminescent Blush: Her entire face turns bright red out of embarassment, twice. Once when Goku presses the issue of her origin, forcing her to admit she was born from the underwear wish, and again after realizing her attack inflicted full Clothing Damage upon Goku (out of angry disgust, not the usual application of this trope).
- Making a Splash: Mostly due to the fact that she uses wind to manipulate seawater.
- Mythology Gag: Introduced antagonizing a village when the wish that birthed her was done by Oolong who was also introduced antagonizing a village.
- Meaningful Name: Oceanus was the name of a titan of Greek Mythology with domain over the sea, appropriate for someone claimed to be able to bring fish to the town. Her Alias, Princess Oto as well as a reading of her original name, refers to a different myth about two Star-Crossed Lovers called Otohime and Ryuujin, said myth being the basis of the Tanabata festival.
- Old Shame: In-Universe. She is completely embarrassed by the wish that spawned her, and Goku recalling said wish fondly and laughing about it sets off her Berserk Button.
- Spam Attack: To the point that Goku asks if she even knows any other moves.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female of the Shadow Dragons, the wish of origin (used to get some panties) might have something to do with that.
- Winged Humanoid: Her true form is actually the one of a ugly, winged, gargoyle-like dragon.
Naturon Shenron (七星龍, Chī Shinron)
The Seven Star Dragon, created when Bulma wished back the people Vegeta killed while under the influence of Babidi. He's a mole-like dragon that has the abilities to absorb any person and make their power his own. His element is earth.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His true form is utterly puny, however.
- Climax Boss: Marks the transition from the less serious first half of the saga to the more serious second act, and is the first dragon to last more than one episode and pose an actual threat.
- Dirty Coward: When Goku prepares to steel his heart and blast him while Pan's absorbed, Naturon goes from smug to desperately trying to beg him not to fire, only regaining his cool when it turns out Goku subconsciously held back the attack and just injured him. When he loses Pan, he immediately attempts to absorb a bird for a power-up and tries to beg for his life again before shooting Goku with a surprise attack.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Can cause earthquakes by digging and his attacks can summon pillars of light from the ground.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Qi Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Naturon starts with the 7th letter in "SHENRON".
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The above mentioned pillar of light attack, though he did it on purpose. See Obfuscating Stupidity below. He ends up defeated for real, though, when his attempt at mocking Goku by showing him Pan one last time gives Goku a chance to pull Pan out and finish him off.
- I Surrender, Suckers: How he absorbs Pan. He has less luck with Goku.
- Jackass Genie: He brings up his technical status as a wish-granting dragon up to a battered and beaten Goku, in a chilling way. It ends up not working out so well for him, though.
- Kaiju: Whenever he absorbs something, he grows giant.
- Knight of Cerebus: The first three dragons were all silly jokes of a battle, and the last three are all rather serious. Naturon sits in the middle, and begins the fight just as quirky as the first three before shifting to a deadly serious tone after revealing his trump card.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: After ripping Pan out of him and preventing him from absorbing a bird, Goku beats the ever-living shit out of Naturon before wiping him out with a Kamehameha 10X.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He initially appears to be a clown who is more interested in digging holes rather than fighting, but as soon as he absorbs Pan, he shows his true colors and starts using Pan's powers to blow up numerous buildings and kill several innocents for fun. If he hadn't fallen for Goku's Wounded Gazelle Gambit, he would have won for sure.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He's actually smarter than he looks, feigning defeat to have a shot at absorbing Pan.
- One-Winged Angel: After absorbing Pan, he turns into a larger, more vicious version of himself.
- Power Copying: He uses the Kamehameha after absorbing Pan.
- Villain Ball: He falls for Goku's Wounded Gazelle Gambit near the end of their fight and shows him Pan mockingly... giving Goku the perfect chance to save Pan and take him out.
Nuova Shenron (四星龍, Sū Shinron)
The Four Star Dragon, created when King Piccolo wished for his youth back. Unlike the other dragons, Nuova fights fairly and doesn't rely on dirty tricks. More than likely this is due to the fact that the four star ball was a treasured heirloom of Goku's. May also have something to do with the fact that he is the only one of the dragons created from a wish by an evil being for an evil purpose, with evil consequences. He also has power over fire.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV: He's only a villain because he's a Shadow Dragon and thus needed to be stopped, and other than that does not do anything villainous.
- Back from the Dead: Briefly against Omega Shenron, only to get killed again.
- Break Out Character: One of the most featured of all the Shadow Dragons, only Syn/Omega is featured in games more than he is.
- Cain and Abel: He's the Abel.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Like all of his siblings, he's made of the negative energy that was the equal and opposite to a wish. Since said negative energy was the equal and opposite reaction to a purely selfish wish, Nuova has an honorable, just personality and no real desire to be evil. Really, the only problem with his continuing life was that he can't control his heat, turning wherever he lives into a desert.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Si Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Nuova starts with the 4th letter in "SHENRON".
- Evil Is Burning Hot: He controls fire, and generates heat so intense he's a Walking Wasteland. That being said, he's the most noble of the Shadow Dragons and an Anti-Villain.
- Fire/Ice Duo: With his brother Eis.
- Flash Step: He can out-Super Speed both Goku and Vegeta at Super Saiyan 4.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Which sadly didn't work.
- The second one that is. The first one did.
- Honor Before Reason: He prefers a fair fight, and after knocking Pan out, lets her go and spares her when he could have easily killed her. Because of the latter, Goku decides to give him a freebie when he has him at his mercy during their fight.
- Light 'em Up: He can summon a giant lens and shoot a super hot sun ray at his foes.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The same lens can also hurt him if something such as Solar Flare is used against him due to its power being amplified.
- Idiot Ball: After his resurrection, he's about to incinerate Omega as part of his and Goku's plan, but his non-stop bragging about how he's fireproof gives Omega the idea to use Naturon's power of possession on him to reabsorb his Dragon Ball and survive the blast.
- Never Hurt an Innocent: After knocking Pan out, when Goku demands he put her down, Nuova does just that without a word and fights him, stating he won't hurt innocent people.
- Noble Demon: The only dragon not to resort to trickery to win.
- Playing with Fire: His power
- Power Limiter: Shedding his armor causes his already formidable power and speed to skyrocket.note
- Sacrificial Lion: He planned on continuing his fair fight with Goku for the ball... and then he ends up being killed from behind by Syn Shenron, proving just how ruthless Syn Shenron truly is.
- Save the Villain: Was willing to negotiate with Goku about sparing Eis's life, as a brother. Then Eis went and ruined it anyway.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Eis. Nuova is a Noble Demon who avoids harming innocents and unfair advantages, while Eis is a Dirty Coward who literally does everything he can to win.
- Super Speed: Probably the fastest character in the franchise, being able to easily outspeed Goku and Vegeta.
- Taking the Bullet: After Syn tries to shoot the blind Goku after shooting Nuova In the Back with his finger blast, he jumps in and shields Goku with his body, taking the second blast as well and dying.
- Token Good Teammate: The most honorable of the Shadow Dragons by a long shot.
- Walking Wasteland: He's met in a desert-like city. His body is so hot that anything that makes contact with him is destroyed, until he sheds his heat armor to fight at full power.
Eis Shenron (三星龍, San Shinron)
The Three Star Dragon, created when a wish was used to erase the memories of the whole Buu fiasco. He's the twin brother of Nuova, not to mention his complete opposite, using any advantage to win a fight. He also has power over ice.
- An Ice Person: Hence the name.
- Arm Cannon: His strongest attack turn one of his arms into a cannon with the three-star ball on the bottom.
- Asshole Victim: Goku punches a hole through his gut and then obliterates him with the Dragon Fist, and after all of the dirty tricks he pulled during the fight, up to and including using Goku's own granddaughter as a Human Shield, he more than deserved it; Nuova, his own brother, states outright that Eis brought it on himself.
- Backstab Backfire: He actually does get a hit in on Goku in this, blinding him for his upcoming battle with Syn, but gets himself killed in the process.
- Blunt "Yes": When an outraged Nuova realizes that Eis used him as a shield against Goku, Eis responds as such, before saying Nuova is no longer useful for such a thing.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Nuova's Abel.
- Combat Pragmatist: Using Human Shields, freezing opponents solid, attacking them while they can't defend themselves, going for the eyes... as Eis openly admits, he'll do anything to win. He even mocks both Goku and Nuova for criticizing his fighting style.Eis: If you're both so annoyed with how I fight, then show me a rulebook for world domination and I might consider changing my style.
- Dirty Coward: Perfectly willing to resort to using Pan and even his own brother as Human Shields against Goku. On top of that, when Goku has him at his mercy, he goes from smug and arrogant to begging for mercy, and pulls off an Eye Scream when his guard is down.
- Dub Name Change: Originally San Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Eis starts with the 3rd letter in "SHENRON".
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: He controls ice, and is easily the most evil of the Shadow Dragons.
- Evil Twin: To Nuova.
- Fire/Ice Duo: With his brother Nuova.
- Hate Sink: Eis has no redeeming qualities and goes out of his way to be as despicable as possible. He pummels his own brother, batters Pan bloody, uses both as Human Shields, uses every dirty trick in the book to win a fight, and cowardly begs for his life only to pull off an I Surrender, Suckers and blind Goku. It's incredibly satisfying to watch Goku completely obliterate him with the Dragon Fist.
- I Surrender, Suckers: He pulls this off against Goku, begging for his life in exchange for giving up the three-star ball and going away forever... only to form icy Wolverine Claws and blind Goku before mocking him for falling for it.Eis: The trust you people put in a snivelling weasel is astonishing. Your body might be able to learn my moves, but your brain can't even see through a simple lie!
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On Goku's fist.
- Jerkass: He pulls every dirty trick in the book to win a fight, and has no qualms against beating on his own brother.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: After using Pan as a Human Shield, he throws her at Goku, and once he catches her, takes advantage of his dropped guard to stomp on Goku's back repeatedly. He gets several hits in before an outraged Goku catches his foot, gets right in his face about using his granddaughter against him, and then tosses him into a building.
- Meaningful Name: Eis is German for "Ice".
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Nuova is a Noble Demon who avoids harming innocents and unfair advantages, while Eis is a Dirty Coward who literally does everything he can to win.
- The Slow Walk: When Nuova is chewing him out for fighting dirty and butting in on his fight with Goku, Eis does this, getting right in Nuova's face before beating him up.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Nuova. Nuova is a Noble Demon who avoids harming innocents and unfair advantages, while Eis is a Dirty Coward who literally does everything he can to win.
- Smug Snake: Acts like a big shot and is confident in his abilities, but he only manages to inflict any real damage to Goku by using dirty tactics, and he snivels and begs for his life the minute Goku has him at his mercy.
- Villains Want Mercy: As soon as Goku has him at his mercy, Eis frantically starts begging both him and Nuova for his life, offering to give Goku the three-star ball and go away forever. Though Goku has plenty of reasons to want him dead, he accepts... and Eis promptly pulls off an Eye Scream on Goku only to get himself killed.
- Wolverine Claws: Makes some out of ice in order to put a sneak attack on Goku.
- Would Hurt a Child: He beats Pan black-and-blue, and even uses her as a human shield against Goku.
Syn Shenron / Omega Shenron (一星龍, Ī Shinron)
The One Star Dragon created from the wish to revive everyone killed by Frieza and his men. Not surprisingly, he's the strongest and vilest of all the dragons, even going to Super Saiyan 4 hardly phases him. He becomes more powerful still when he absorbs all the Dragon Balls to become Omega Shenron, the ultimate dragon. In the end it takes energy from all over the universe to form the Spirit Bomb needed to stop him. He has no element unless you count his pure negative energy.
- All Your Powers Combined: Absorbing the other six Dragon Balls gives him all the special powers of the six lesser dragons plus a general boost in overall power.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: See Villainous Breakdown below.
- Badass Mustache
- Bad Boss: Towards Nuova Shenron.
- Beard of Evil: It's made of spikes.
- Big Bad: Of the Shadow Dragons saga.
- Bishōnen Line: While the other Shadow Dragons are fairly monstrous, Syn is a handsome, burly humanoid who looks like he's wearing armor. Naturally, he's the strongest and most vicious of the seven.
- Breaking Speech: Syn declares that Goku has no right to criticize his own creation, reminding Goku that the entire reason that he and the other Shadow Dragons came to be is because Goku and his friends overused the Dragon Balls, further driving in the nail by reminding him that the Old Kai explicitly warned him not to keep doing so, but Goku didn't listen. While Goku doesn't deny his accusations, he nonetheless insists that, even if he did create the Shadow Dragons, he never once used the Dragon Balls for his own gain.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He outright calls himself the Ultimate Evil during the Final Battle.
- Casting a Shadow: Though he mainly uses generic ki attacks and martial arts, he does have a few attacks centered around evilness.
- Combat Pragmatist: He attacks Goku when he's weakened and exhausted from his fights with Nuova and Eis, has no qualms against shooting his opponents In the Back and does all he can to prevent opponents from powering up or fusing.
- Combined Energy Attack: His Negative Karma Ball, which Gogeta counters by booting away with a positive energy-charged kick. Its exact nature varies between versions due to Dub Text. In the original Japanese version, it's composed of the heavily condensed negative energy of the Dragon Balls plus the hatred of all the Shadow Dragons. In the Funimation dub, it's composed of all the sins of the world and its people.
- Curb-Stomp Cushion:
- Goku was hopelessly outmatched against Omega, but his Dragon Fist attack was able to make Omega scream in pain and even blast him to bits. After reforming, Omega admits that it was a very painful attack, even if it was not enough.
- Omega doesn't get his own cushion from his beatdown by Gogeta, however; an attack that seems to at least be discomforting Gogeta turns out to just have been him treating it like a massage.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Yi Xing Long and Super Yi Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Syn starts with the first letter in "SHENRON".
- Establishing Character Moment: Pulling a You Have Failed Me on poor Nuova.
- Final Boss: He is the final villain Son Goku and the Z warriors face chronologically counting both Z and Super. His defeat also depends on Goku making a Spirit Bomb fueled with the energy of everyone he has met on his journey across the universe, bringing a sense of closure to the series.
- From a Single Cell: Thanks to Rage Shenron's Electrical Slime powers. Very Majin Buu-esque, even being a pink slime while reforming. He only uses this twice, though, once to show how outclassed Goku was by surviving a Dragon Fist and once to just barely survive Gogeta's Big Bang Kamehameha.
- Made of Evil: Syn is made of all the negative energy the Dragon Balls accumulated over the years. Yes, the source of all hope creates the ultimate bringer of doom in the series.
- Meaningful Name: Syn sounds very similar to "sin." As he is the ultimate Shadow Dragon and the evilest of them, this similarity actually makes some sense.
- Notice how there are seven Dragon Balls?
- His name is Syn and he's the One Star Dragon. Original Sin, anyone?
- Made even more significant by Fun with Acronyms above.
- Also makes a fitting pun, in that "Syn" can also be short for the word "synthesis" (something that is a combination or composition of other things), of which he combines, or synthesizes, the other Dragon Balls into himself in order to transform himself into Omega Shenron.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Syn/Omega does not play around. He attacks Goku and tries to kill him when he's blinded and exhausted after fighting Nuova and Eis, and once Gogeta's fusion time expires, he does everything possible to prevent Goku and Vegeta from fusing again.
- No One Could Survive That!: He's the only villain who survived Goku's "Dragon Fist" attack.
- As a testament to how powerful he is, he gets hit at point blank range with the ultimate attack of (at that point) the most powerful character in the franchise with no attempt to defend himself- and survives (keep in mind the attack was intended to kill him). Though the attack did blow the corrupted Dragon Balls out of his body, returning him to his original form and crippling him power-wise. He likely would have died had Gogeta managed to fire a second one.
- No True Scotsman: His reasoning for offing Nuova, because it's not the Shadow Dragon's way to be honorable.
- No-Sell: Immune to the Solar Flare.
- Non-Elemental: In his base state, he uses generic Ki Attacks rather than any specific Elemental Powers like the other Shadow Dragons.
- The Nth Doctor: In the Funimation dub, Syn Shenron is voiced by Bob Carter, but Omega Shenron is voiced by Christopher Sabat.
- Omnicidal Maniac: If let loose, his mere evil power will destroy everything.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Like Frieza before him, he derogatorily calls Goku a "monkey."
- Power Copying: After eating the Dragon Balls he can use the powers of all the Shadow Dragons.
- Power Echoes: As Omega Shenron, has this perpetually.
- Pulling Themselves Together: After he is blown apart by Goku's Dragon Fist attack, he uses Rage's slime ability to reassemble himself.
- Shock and Awe: His Dragon Thunder attack which he uses to vicious effect on Vegeta right after impaling Vegeta through the arms on his spikes. in Budokai 3 and Infinite World he summons a lightning bolt instead.
- Spikes of Villainy: On his back and elbows. They aren't just for show, either.
- Unholy Nuke: His strongest attack, an orange ball of energy made from all the negative energy in the Dragon Balls along with the hatred of the Shadow Dragons; referred to as the Minus Energy Power Ball. In the Funimation dub, it's composed of all the accumulated sins of humanity and referred to as the Negative Karma Ball. In both instances, this makes it the counterpart to the Spirit Bomb.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Goku prepares the Universal Spirit Bomb and, to his shock, he's unable to stop it. He gets more and more desperate until finally swallowing his pride and begging for his life. Goku does not listen.
- Villain Team-Up: Demigra gathers Baby, Super 17, and him to fight Gogeta and the Player Character in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. He decides to tag along, but would probably end up destroying them too if they ever won.
Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy
Lord Yao (妖魔王, Yōma-ō)
The boar-like demon king of Mount Paozu, he is the final obstacle Goku Jr. must face.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: See Voluntary Shapeshifting.
- Expy: Of Oolong from the very start of the series.
- Also of Ganon from The Legend of Zelda series, right down to their boar-like forms and their Demon King status.
- Final Boss: He's the final major villain that shows up in the Dragon Ball franchise's timeline.
- Green Thumb: See Voluntary Shapeshifting.
- Kick the Dog
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can shapeshift like Puar and Oolong, turning his arms into swords and roots.
Susha (ゲットー Gettō)
Mamba (マンバ Manba)
Torga (ラッカル Rakkaru)
- Susha voiced by: Shin Aomori (Japanese)Susha voiced by: Peter Mayhew (English)Mamba voiced by: Miki Ito (Japanese)Mamba voiced by: Amber Cotton (English)Torgo voiced by: Kazuyuki Sogabe (Japanese)Torgo voiced by: Christopher R. Sabat (English)
A trio of villains who work for Lord Yao.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Mamba has blue skin.
- Berserk Button: Mamba gets quite peeved when her hair gets cut by Puck.
- Cute Witch: Mamba is rather cute for a witch.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Mamba vows to follow and kill Goku Jr. and Puck after the latter cuts her hair, this is slightly downplayed as she was already planning on killing them.
- Evil Redhead: Mamba has orange hair.
- Evil Sorceress: Mamba uses her magic to eat humans.
- Expy: Mamba seems to be a combination of two earlier female villains, Princess Snake and Zangya. She has the looks of the latter but behaves more like the former.
- Fatal Flaw: Mamba cares a lot about her looks, Goku Jr. and Puck both use this to their advantage.
- Feathered Fiend: Torga appears to be a hen.
- I'm a Humanitarian: After Mamba lures in Puck and Goku Jr. she plans to cook and eat them.
- Prehensile Hair: Mamba is able to extend her hair to attack.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Susha's design seems to invoke this.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: All three book it when Goku Jr. goes Super Saiyan.
- Smurfette Principle: Mamba is the only female member of the team.
- Terrible Trio: They're evil and theres three of them.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Susha and Torga being the guys and Mamba being the girl.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: All three show the ability to shapeshift.