- Depending on the Writer: Are they competent or incompetent? The answer is somewhat in the middle, depending on on whatever's funny at the time.
- Good Counterpart: To the Frieza Force. Unlike the Frieza Force, they fight for order in the galaxy instead of ruling it with an iron fist.
- Remember the New Guy?: While the concept of a galactic police force is present in non-canonical works like the backstory of one of Turles goons in Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might only available in the danzenshuu, and a ancient police force is referenced in Dragon Ball Episode of Bardock, the Galactic Patrol was never referenced in the original manga during the moments involving space.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Is unknown if Jiya and Sachie-Chan Good are part of the Dragon Ball canon, as they are never referenced.
- Space Police: They are the police force in the universe.
Introduced in Sachie-chan GOOD and Jiya
A member of the Galactic Patrol Who outwardly resembles an imposing mechanical man, but beneath this exterior visage Jiya is in fact an intelligent microorganism who operates a robot suit to keep up with his peers. He originally starred in an unrelated self-titled manga miniseries by Akira Toriyama, which was released a few years before Jaco the Galactic Patrolman.
- Body Surf: He can take control of other individuals, but unlike many examples of this trope, he is a heroic individual.
- The Cameo: He and others of his species make several cameos in the Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc aboard the Patrols HQ ship.
- Hero of Another Story: Jiyas body-swapping adventures on Earth are documented in the Jiya manga series, but aside from being the first full appearance of the Galactic Patrol in Toriyamas work, it has nothing to do with Dragon Ball.
- Powered Armor: The imposing man is actually a robot suit powered by water.
Introduced in Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
Jaco Teirimentenpibosshi (ジャコ・ティリメンテンピボッシ, Jako Tirimentenpibosshi)
A self-proclaimed "super elite" member of the Galactic Patrol, was sent to Earth by the Galactic King for the purpose of eliminating a hostile alien threat.
- Adaptational Wimp: While he establishes himself as a Badass Normal in Resurrection F, in Super he did nothing against Frieza except warning Bulma. He does later shows his skills in Episode 31, when he quickly liberates a hostage from a criminal and freaks out said criminal.
- Amusing Alien: He's pretty much like a member of the Ginyu Force, except not evil.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Is actually naked most of the time and pees from the sides of his head.
- Berserk Button: He hates being called short or being mistaken as a masked man, and he would kill a human for it. He even carries a virus inside his pocket that would kill all humans on Earth (the virus only works on weak races).
- Butt-Monkey: There are a lot of jokes made at Jaco's expense.
- Jaco is basically Bulma's butt monkey, often taking physical hits from her and threatened to have Vegeta sought on him.
- In the fight against Piccolo and Frost, Jaco points out Frost is cheating and requests an inspection. A furious Champa declares that if Frost was found to be clean he would kill Jaco, to which Jaco withdraws his statement. However, Beerus and Vegeta both insist with the inspection, adding that they don't care if Jaco dies.
- When Jaco thinks he will be absorbed by the Comméson, it passes by him and chases after Goten and Trunks, wanting their powers. Jaco angrily declares it was rude that the Comméson didn't think his powers were worth absorbing.
- Combat Pragmatist: He uses tactics, his blaster, martial arts and surrounding areas to defeat Frieza's army. It works.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He acts like a short-tempered idiot, often making people doubt about his claims of being a super elite. When he goes into action, he's just as good as he brags about.
- Ditto Aliens: The only other member of his species we see is identical to him apart from being slightly taller.
- Eskimos Aren't Real: Mixed with Flat-Earth Atheist. By the start of Resurrection F, he doesn't believe in Beerus. He quickly comes to know better.
- Fish out of Water: Heavily downplayed. Jaco came to Earth after studying up on the local culture (the basics are covered in a 4-hour tape course, and doing so is apparently standard practice). He is aware of what local foods he's capable of eating (dairy products), for example, but isn't initially aware of what the local currency looks like (which he figures out as soon as some is handed to him) and accidentally attacks some police officers because he doesn't recognize their uniforms.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: As mentioned above, in a universe full of superhumans, magic users and, in general, beings that can destroy planets with their fingers, he didn't believe in the existence of Beerus. This is despite the fact that Bulma (a personal friend, and one who happens to be a woman of science) could attest to his existence.
- I'll Pretend I Didn't Hear That: Jaco would rather pretend that there's no Saiyans on Earth or ignore Whis rewinding time. (The latter case is probably helped by the fact that Whis is the God of Destruction's attendant, and the strongest being in all of Universe 7.)
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Abrasive, condensending, self-centered, and egotistical, but he can usually be counted upon to do the right thing regardless, even to his detriment.
- Meaningful Name: Jaco's name is a food pun, naturally, that can be taking as meaning fish bait or small fish. In Japanese, his name is also a pun of a storytelling device where a character is insignificant to the greater story. Which fits Jaco perfectly since his one major achievement, saving East City, is rendered meaningless since Nappa destroys the city in about twenty years anyway. He also fails in his mission to stop the hostile alien coming to Earth, but since said alien was Goku, that screw-up ends up saving the universe several times over.
- Mistaken for Aliens: Inverted. Over the course of the comic he is mistaken for a foreigner, a masked superhero and a robot. (The thing about him being a foreigner is more sensible than it seems at first, as he doesn't stick out at all in the East City.)
- The Napoleon: He is extremely sensitive about his height.
- Only Sane Man: He fights alongside the Great Saiyamen in Xenoverse 2, and is unamused with their Large Ham behavior.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's considered an incompetent compared to the rest of the Galactic Patrol. Considering he can casually lift his own spaceship and catch a speeding bullet without looking, the others must be formidable. Counting Jiya (if taken as canon) and Merus, he is definitely an incompetent by comparison.
- Jaco himself admits that he could not beat an adult Saiyan, so his power must be below 1,200 (if you consider Raditz as a comparison)
- Pinball Protagonist: Sent to Earth to intercept the alien threat, he fails in his mission as Kakarot's pod slips right past him and his only real achievement on Earth is saving East City from destruction. ... Which would end up being completely destroyed by Vegeta and Nappa a mere 23 years later anyway.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: It's also lampshaded that he's quite strong despite his small size.
- Police are Useless: Zigzagged. There are times where hes competent at his job and is only really hampered by the fact that hes at the bottom rungs of the Super Weight scale, such as when he takes on Friezas men with the other Z-Fighters and holds his own, along with apprehending a violent gun-toting Burp Man. However, his apathetic attitude can severely hamper his effectiveness at doing his job, such as when he was guarding Watagash, a civilisation-ending parasite, but drops his guard to have something to eat at a nearby food stand, even brushing off the food vendor when he tells him to keep on eye on his prisoner, all of which would likely have cost him his job had such laziness been witnessed by his colleagues.
- Remember the New Guy?: Has apparently been visiting Bulma's family since she was a small child, but isn't mentioned anywhere in the Dragon Ball franchise until Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: His reaction to being asked to help take on Frieza. In Resurrection 'F' he is however willing to help out against the army of mooks.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: They stopped mentioning him since the Future Trunks saga.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He always calls himself to a Super Elite, but it is often shown that he has rather sloppy and is not as competent as he is wants to be. He also gets only outdated equipments and spacecrafts, and other Galactic Patrolmen see him only as an idiot. And since Earth is an Insignificant Little Blue Planet, the King of the Galaxy does not even care if Jaco succeeds or fails at his mission. After Resurrection F arc in Dragon Ball Super, he's promoted.
- Space Police: Super Elite Patrolman of the galaxy which isn't as special as it sounds. The job has a 55% hire rate, it's just positions usually are not open because only 38 are needed.
- Super Senses: Nothing escapes his sight. Not even things that escape the one of Beerus. It helps him to reveal that Frost is a cheater and villain.
- Super Strength: He is very strong, but he states he would be in trouble if he's facing an adult Saiyan.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: His girlfriend is taller than him, then it is hard to tell which is which.
- Title Drop: In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, his Hero Pose super has him introduce himself as "Galactic Patrolman, Jaco."
- Trademark Favorite Food: The only things he needs to consume on Earth are milk and cheese.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: It's shown that he is this to Bulma and her sister, Tights. It's mutual.
- Walking Spoiler: His appearances in Dragon Ball works proper spoil his own title.
- Weak, but Skilled:
- He doen't know how to fly or use ki. He still beats Frieza's army like other fighters.
- Dragon Ball Super shows him seeing and picking up on things that people much more powerful than him, such as all the Z Fighters and even Beerus, fail to notice.
- What You Are in the Dark: When he takes Bulma to see Master Zuno, he sees that Burp Man is the one ahead of him in line. He could arrest the guy then and there, but he posits that it'll lead to Burp Man telling the Galactic Patrol that Jaco used him as The Scapegoat when Jaco himself destroyed a valuable monument. He's about to leave the guy to his devices when Bulma mentions that Beerus threatened to destroy Universe 7, and that they'll all have to hope he was joking. With the universe on the line, despite the fact that he'd be in the clear if he just ignored Burp Man, Jaco then risks getting caught, subdues Burp Man when he takes a hostage, and gains Bulma audience with Zuno.
Tokunoshin Omori (大盛 徳之進, Oomori Tokunoshin)
A professor who formerly researched time travel on a remote island, after losing the other researchers, including his wife, in an accident, has lived as a hermit alone on the island.
- Grumpy Old Man: At least initially, before getting caught up in Jaco's adventure.
- The Hermit: He lives alone on a deserted island.
- Introverted Cat Person: Has a lot of them living on his island.
- The Lost Lenore: His wife died in a lab accident.
- Perpetual Frowner: Never seen smiling.
- Theme Naming: Both "oomori" and "toku-" refer to an extra-sized helping of food. Oomori himself doesn't seem to eat more than you'd expect him to, though.
Tights (タイツ, Taitsu)
A girl that Jaco and Omori encounter in East City, fascinated with aliens and outer space. Is also a stunt double for An Azuki's rocket launch as well as the eldest daughter of Dr. Brief.
- Bare Your Midriff: Just about every outfit she wore in her teenage years have her in this.
- Expy: Is similar in a number of ways to Bulma from Dragon Ball. And for good reason too, as she's Bulma's older sister.
- I Should Write a Book About This: Became a successful science fiction novelist in the epilogue, however her book based on Jaco, Space Police Chako, was a flop.
- Ms. Fanservice: Downplayed for the most part (especially compared to her younger sister Bulma's moments), but the Dragon Ball Minus bonus chapter of Jaco features Tights taking a dip in the ocean, complete with a Walking Swimsuit Scene.
- Nice Hat: She wears some nice looking hats during her teenage years.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Subverted. When Jaco pisses her on her face, she pushes him from the cliff, following that he misses to notice the alien threat landing on Earth. On the other hand, the said alien "threat" was Son Goku, so Tights actually saved Goku's life.
- Only One Name: The only character introduced to have only one name. Considering that the vast majority of the Dragon Ball cast have only one name, including her family, she follows this trend.
- Older Than They Look: When she first appears in Super, she looks to be in her 30's. She's actually 58.
- Punny Name: It foreshadows her relatives.
- Remember the New Guy?: Tights being Bulma's previously unmentioned older sister is handwaved by her being extremely independent, and thus unlikely to be around Capsule Corp and by her parents being extremely absentminded and unlikely to remember she exists. This gets a giant lampshade in Dragon Ball Super when Bulma casually says she's going to call her sister, and both Goku (who's known her for decades) and Vegeta (Bulma's husband) react with "You have a sister?!"
- Note that she is also 11 years older than Bulma is, and thus would have been 27 and trying to start her career during the events of the first few arcs of Dragon Ball.
- Amusingly, with Tights both Vegeta and Bulma have something in common: a long lost relative, with Tarble.
- She's Got Legs: As with Bare Your Midriff above, Tights' clothing during her teenage years also exposed her rather slim legs.
- Stunt Double: In-Universe. To An Azuki for the rocket launch, the implication being that Tights is being considered completely expendable on a program with a terrible record.
- Teen Genius: Graduated from the university at the age of 16. Evidently, it runs in the family.
- Walking Spoiler: Again, her presence in Dragon Ball titled works end up spoiling her debut manga.
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: As mentioned above, the majority of the Dragon Ball Minus bonus chapter of Jaco features Tights walking around in her swimsuit following her dip in the ocean.
Tamagoro Katayude (固茹 玉吾郎, Katayude Tamagorou)
A government official sent to evict Omori from his island.
- Ambiguously Gay: He's a fastidious dresser who cooks and cleans, loves fine cuisine, and decorates his apartment with teddy bears ("Tie-bears", specifically) and kitsch. He also may or may not be wearing eyeliner and mascara.
- Bishōnen: He has a very immaculate and feminine appearance.
- HeelFace Turn: Only does so after all the action is over, though. Specifically, it's prompted when he finds out that Tights is a Stunt Double aboard a spaceship that he watched fail so spectacularly, but the way he says it implies that he's been losing patience with the government for a while.
- Medium Awareness: He realizes to a certain extent that time travels in panels.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Is this to Omori.
- Theme Naming: "Kata-Yude Tamago" is literally "Hard-Boiled Egg". (While he is a police officer, he's most certainly not a "hard-boiled" one.)
An Azuki (亜月 アン, Azuki An)
An idol who is set to participate in a space expedition as part of the promotion for her latest single.
- Alliterative Name: An Azuki.
- Girlish Pigtails: She has two pigtails, bound by large ribbons.
- Idol Singer: Basically all there is to her character.
- Theme Naming: Azuki are the red beans that are processed into red bean paste. The name of that paste, Anko, is often shortened to "An" ("anpan", for example).
Dr. Brief (ブリーフ博士, Buriifu-hakase) and Bulma's Mom (ブルマのママ, Buruma no Mama)Tights's parents.
Bulma (ブルマ, Buruma)Tights's little sister.
Kakarot (カカロット, Kakarotto)The alien Jaco was sent to eliminate.
Galactic King (銀河王, Gingaō)
The Galactic King is the king of the Milky Way Galaxy. He joins Jaco and the crew for the tournament between Universe 6 and Universe 7.
- Accent Adaptation: He's given a German accent in the English dub.
- Ascended Extra: He actually first appears during the last chapter of Jaco The Space Patrolman, Dragon Ball Minus, where he gives Jaco the order to kill Goku who is going to Earth. Luckily, Jaco failed at that. In Super, he is given more of a role during the Tournament between Universe 6 and 7 in helping Goku have some idea of what the powers of Hit, from universe 6, are.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: At least one of his many tentacles serves as a genital, though they are indistinguishable (this is true of real-world octopuses as well).
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: As can be gathered from the other tropes listed here, the Galactic King has a rather odd sense of priorities, but his status as a Cloud Cuckoo Lander is fully solidified in the Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc, where his induction ceremony for Goku and Vegeta into the Patrol lists off a number of arbitrary codes of conduct, such as a rule that members of the Patrol may not use their police credentials to pick up girls.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's only referred to by title, not name.
- Exposed Extraterrestrials: Wears no clothing except a crown, though as an octopus this doesn't exactly reveal anything.
- The Good King: He runs a galactic police force that helps to keep peace throughout the Milky Way galaxy.
- Mistaken for Romance: Mistaken by Bulma for being Jaco's girlfriend.
- Mr. Exposition: Is the first one to figure out how Hit's technique works, and explains its limitations to Goku.
- Octopoid Aliens: He resembles a large green octopus wearing a crown.
- Police are Useless: Combining everything we know about them from Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, Dragon Ball Super, and official statements from Akira Toriyama, it seems that the Galactic Patrol (including the King himself, who's said to be their strongest member) are completely useless against beings anywhere near as strong as Frieza's first form (who had a power level over half a million during a time where one-hundred thousand was considered outstanding), only patrol the Milky Way, don't care for backwater planets like Earth, and spend most of their time chasing people like Burpman who commit misdemeanor crimes.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Akira Toriyama has stated that instead of just giving orders to the Galactic Patrol, the king directly aids them, even going so far as to help them combat evil-doers. Unfortunately, even with the king and every single other member teaming up, their combined might is still not enough to manage anything against Frieza even in his weakest form.
Introduced in Dragon Ball Super: The Galactic Prisoner saga
Merus (メルス; Merusu)
The Ace of the Galactic Patrol. Introduced in the Galactic Patrol saga.
- The Ace: A captain that is in charge of 140 sectors of the seventh universe.
- Ambiguously Mortal: There's many hints throughout the Galactic Patrol Saga that Merus is much more than he seems. He has no ki signature, is extremely fast and has knowledge of Ultra Instinct, an ability that not even many top-tier gods are aware of. Plus, his complexion and hair are distinctly Angelic or Kai-like.
- Combat Pragmatist: He takes down Goku and Vegeta with an anaesthesia gun instead of facing them head on.
- The Dreaded: Among the criminal populace of the galaxy, Merus is unilaterally feared for being the most competent and decorated Galactic Patrolman.
- Establishing Character Moment: His straight-laced, efficient and pragmatic personality is established in his first appearance, in which he harmlessly ambushes Goku and Vegeta with an anaesthesia gun instead of trying to attack them head-on or announce his intentions.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Revelations about the extent to Merus's true power are gradually drip-fed to us over the course of his debut arc. Initially, he appears to be a highly competent and speedy but not exceptionally strong Patrolman, but his feats include briefly binding Moro, holding his own against Super Saiyan 3 Goku and later revealing that he does in fact know of Ultra Instinct. His ki is also noted by Vegeta to be unreadable.
- Mysterious Past: Merus carries an aura of intrigue mainly due to his extremely high power level.
- Only Six Faces: Looks just like a purple-skinned Android 17, though his hairstyle lacks 17's iconic curtains.
- Simple Staff: Merus wields one during his training with Goku, making him somewhat resemble Whis.
- The Stoic: Compared to the majority of Galactic Patrol members, Merus takes his job very seriously and lacks any silly quirks.
- Super Speed: Established of having Super Speed, and is fast enough to take down (base) Goku and Vegeta by surprise. He's so fast that he can dodge attacks from Super Saiyan 3 Goku with minimal effort.
A diminutive member of the Galactic Patrol with a knack for piloting.
- Ace Pilot: Most often seen flying Galactic Patrol vessels, and he ferries Vegeta to planet Yardrat.
- Ambiguously Related: There is no confirmed source that states Irico is a Tech Tech alien. He does however appears to be from the same race as Gure, Tarble's wife.
- The Generic Guy: Irico doesn't have Jaco's incompetence or quirky traits, or Merus competence and mystery, he is just a unremarkable patroller.
- Mistaken Identity: The Yardrats somehow keep mistaking Irico for Vegeta when they arrive on their planet.
- Mythology Gag: He looks like a member of the Tech-Tech species, which debuted in Akira Toriyama's self-parody manga Nekomajin and have appeared many times in his other works.
- Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Just as anyone would be when put opposite to Vegeta, Irico acts as the Saiyan Prince's more diplomatic sidekick during their adventure to Yardrat.
Moro (モロ Moro)
Moro: To create an ideal galaxy where I am free to consume planets as I wish.
The main antagonist of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner saga.
A powerful wizard who threatened Universe 7 about ten million years ago. Moro had the ability to drain the life out of entire planets and their inhabitants, which he used to wipe out life on 320 planets. His reign of terror was brought to an end by the Grand Supreme Kai who, at the cost of most of his divine might, managed to seal away Moro's magic. He was arrested by the Galactic Patrol, but Moro was too powerful to be executed, so they could only imprison him.
Moro managed to escape with the aid of a former Frieza Force soldier named Cranberry and heads to New Namek in search of the Dragon Balls to restore the full extent of his magic.
- Arch-Enemy: Moro is a personal enemy to Merus and the Grand Supreme Kai, with the warlock despising them deeply for sealing his magical power and jailing him for eons.
- Ambiguous Situation: A meta side effect of Continuity Drift. Moro suffers a case of Remember the New Guy?, with the Galactic Patrol keeping him under surveillance for eons, yet never mentioning such a dangerous villain. This makes the fate of the future timeline incarnation of Moro a complete mistery, with either Goku Black killing him somehow or simply ignoring he existed.
- Ancient Evil: Has been imprisoned for ten million years, and is incredibly evil to the point of wiping out all life on 320 planets before being defeated.
- And I Must Scream: Implied to be the fate of the life forms he consumes. Goku notes that his Chi feels terrifying, as if a whole lot of people were screaming in pain. Merus confirms that his Chi indeed is a wall of slaughtered souls.
- Badass Beard: Has a huge beard, and is so immensely powerful that he can easily overwhelm a Super Saiyan 2 while badly weakened by his imprisonment.
- Bad Boss: Downplayed. While Moro generally treats Cranberry with respect, he has no problems intimidating or threatening Cranberry on occasion. When Cranberry has second thoughts about wishing for Moro's magic to be restored, Moro threatens to chase him to the ends of the universe if he betrays him. And once his full power is restored, he kills Cranberry so he could wish for a more useful army to assist him.
- The Bad Guy Wins: The New Namek portion of his Saga ends in a decisive victory for Moro with him having succeeded in achieving all his goals up to that point. He's regained his true magical power, freed all the Galactic Prison inmates and made them his personal army, and beaten the heroes so decisively their only option is to abandon the planet to be devoured by him and run to regroup.
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: He's capable of breathing in space with no issue. He intentionally exploits this by staying outside of Namek's atmosphere where Goku and Vegeta can't get at him, forcing the Grand Supreme Kai to fight him alone with Moro now at full power and thus strong enough his Logical Weakness no longer troubles him.
- Beast Man: He resembles an anthropomorphic goat, including the beard. It goes well with his overall satanic motif.
- Beard of Evil: Fittingly for an Evil Sorcerer designed to resemble a humanoid goat, he has quite the large beard. As he begins absorbing life energy and restoring his youth, the beard shrinks to a more manageable size. Upon completely draining New Namek of its energy, the beard disappears completely.
- Berserk Button: Anything relating to the Grand Supreme Kai. When a newly awakened Buu, who has unlocked the Grand Supreme Kai's memories, arrives on Planet Namek, Moro recognizes him as the Grand Supreme Kai and becomes so enraged that he breaks out of the restraining goo Merus trapped him in.
- Big Bad: Of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga.
- Bishōnen Line: As Moro drains life energy from others, his youth is gradually restored. Over the course of the saga, he goes from an anorexic, hunchbacked old man to a slender, well-built young man.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: In typical Dragonball villain fashion. He doesn't bother to kill Goku and Vegeta after draining their energy because he believes they'll die soon anyway and are no longer of concern to him.
- Brains Evil, Brawn Good: Moro is extremely intelligent and cunning in contrast to the heroes, who typically rely on strength and martial capability to fight. This poses a problem, as Goku and Vegeta simply don't know how to deal with him because their previous villains relied primarily on a power edge rather than outsmarting them.
- Breath Weapon: Can fire ki blasts from his mouth.
- Brought Down to Badass: At the cost of most of his divine power, the Grand Supreme Kai was able to seal Molo's magic away, but even after that he still proved very difficult to defeat by two beings rivaling Buu in power. Even fresh out of imprisonment and severely weakened, he's strong enough to easily overwhelm Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta with no effort, though Super Saiyan God Vegeta flattens him...though Moro quickly reveals he wasn't using his full strength either.
- The Chessmaster: One thing that makes Moro extremely dangerous and stand out from previous villains: he's an incredibly intelligent and competent planner. He's rarely the most powerful guy around, but wins by consistently remaining several steps ahead of the heroes throughout the arc with only a few things he could never have seen coming tripping him up. It turns out he had an entire prison full of the single most dangerous criminals in the galaxy ready to join him from the get go and just needed his third wish to set them free.
- The Coats Are Off: When Super Saiyan God Vegeta starts giving him trouble, Moro removes his cloak and decides to start fighting seriously.
- Colony Drop: He's shown attacking Grand Supreme Kai and South Kai by telekinetically sending entire barrages of comets with ease.
- Combat Pragmatist: Moro is a very underhanded fighter, exploiting his passive energy drain by feigning weakness until it's too late, preventing Goku and Vegeta from fighting him by waiting outside New Namek's atmosphere where they can't go, and swarming them with his army of minions while hanging back to drain their energy until they can't fight back. The only time Moro fights with anything resembling fair play is when he knows he's got the power advantage an can afford to. This poses a major issue for Goku and Vegeta, as their usual tactic of 'level grind until we get strong enough to overpower them' isn't a viable option, as when Moro is overpowered, he simply changes strategies and makes up for the power difference with underhanded schemes.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: In general, Moro stands out majorly from previous villains in that he doesn't rely on strength and power, but intelligence and cunning. And unlike Imperfect Cell, rather than a means to grow stronger, he uses it as a means to win his battles outright. Unlike most villains who's reaction to someone stronger than them is a Villainous Breakdown or Rage Quit, Moro's is to change his strategy and outsmart his opponents. For specific examples:
- To Demon King Piccolo. Both characters are ancient villains who had been sealed away long before the events of the story, both characters are incredibly cunning chessmasters, both characters started off incredibly elderly but regained their youth, both characters sought to regain their youth and create a world where anarchy and chaos reigns, and both characters sought the Dragon Balls to see their goals realized. However, King Piccolo used the Dragon Balls to regain his youth while Moro regained his youth by simply draining the life out of planets and people and used the Dragon Balls to free his fellow inmates from the Galactic Prison so he can have an army at his side.
- To Frieza. Both characters are immensely powerful beings who are feared throughout Universe 7 and both characters sought to use the Namekian Dragon Balls for their sinister purposes. But while Frieza relied on his army to do most of the leg work, Moro was effective enough to search for the Dragon Balls by himself. Also, while Frieza ultimately failed to obtain a wish on the Dragon Balls, Moro managed to wish for the restoration of his full magic power as well as the second wish of gaining an army (made of the Galactic Patrol prisoners) he can increase in power.
- To Babidi. Both characters are powerful wizards with a personal grudge against the Kais, but that's where the similarities end. Moro is an imposing humanoid goat while Babidi is a diminutive insectoid figure. Babidi relied entirely on his magic to be an actual threat while Moro is a skilled fighter even without his magic. Babidi also relied on more powerful beings to aid him while Moro is an effective threat on his own. Both characters lead an army of powerful warriors, but where Babidi relied on brainwashing to keep subordinates in line, Moro is charismatic enough that his minions are genuinely loyal to him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle:
- After absorbing Goku and Vegeta's energy, Moro becomes strong enough to effortlessly beat both of them into the ground. The fight becomes so one-sided that Goku is forced to do something he rarely does: run from a fight. Unfortunately, he's lost so much energy that he can't even use Instant Transmission and Moro finishes them both by draining what's left of their energy. Only a timely rescue by Esca and the Namekian elder saves the both of them from certain death.
- A group of Namekian warriors fuse together to form a Super Namekian and charge at Moro from behind... only for Moro to impale him through the chest without even turning to look at him. Moro even hangs a sadistic lampshade on it to rub it in.Moro: Was this your savior, by chance? Apologies. He was dead before I could see his face.
- Moro finally finds himself on the receiving end when he faces off against Majin Buu, who shrugs off everything the sorcerer tosses at him and kicks him around like a ragdoll. It's made worse by the fact that Moro's energy draining abilities are completely ineffective against Buu. Which is spectacularly ironic, as not only was Majin Buu created by another evil wizard, Buu is capable of a different type of absorption. "Magic must defeat magic", indeed. Once he regains his full power, however, he wastes no time returning the favor.
- Curb Stomp Cushion: His fight with Vegeta. At first, Moro is able to hold his own against Super Sayian Vegeta, effortlessly dodging his attacks and using his telekinesis to keep him at bay. The tables are turned, however, when Vegeta goes Super Sayian God and shrugs off everything Moro throws at him. With his back against the wall, Moro decides to start fighting seriously and use the full extent of his magic. Subverted as it turned out that he was playing them the entire time: he was passively absorbing his and Goku's energy the entire time and by the time they realize it, they've lost so much energy they can't even transform. At that point it goes into a straight Curb-Stomp Battle on both and all they managed to accomplish is make Moro stronger.
- Diabolical Mastermind: Became this by releasing the entire Galactic Patrol prison and becoming the leader of the galaxy's most dangerous criminals who stole the prison's resources and ships as they left. On top of this, he's one of the most intelligent and cunning Dragon Ball villains, often winning his battles through intelligence and well thought out schemes rather than brute force.
- Deal with the Devil:
- Moro makes a deal with Cranberry where if Cranberry helped him gather the Namekian Dragon Balls and restore his magic, he would let Cranberry use the Dragon Balls to make a wish of his own. Once his magic is restored, Moro kills Cranberry to make another wish.
- Chapter 50 reveals that Moro made a deal with the other Galactic Patrol prisoners where he would use the Dragon Balls to free them and share his power with them.
- Evil Is Bigger: Moro is an extremely evil wizard who towers over Vegeta and Goku.
- Eviler Than Thou: Betrays and murders Cranberry after gaining his full power.
- Evil Sorcerer: He uses magic to absorb life energy from planets and their inhabitants.
- Gathering Steam: Moro passively absorbs energy as he fights, thus Moro gradually grows stronger while his opponent grows weaker.
- Genius Bruiser: Moro isn't just a powerful fighter and sorcerer, he's an exceptionally intelligent strategist. Many of Moro's victories in the arc are not the result of brute strength, but because he's always five steps ahead of his opponents and can improvise when something goes wrong. By chapter 50, he's got an army of the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy, all loyal to him.
- Great Escape: It turns out his plan all along and his third wish was to shut down the Galactic Prison's power and set the entire prison's free. This gives him a huge army composed of the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy, now loyal to him.
- I Am A Humanitarian: Drains living beings of their life energy, converts it to a sphere and eats it. This makes it slightly worrying when his reaction to sensing the Saiyans' ki (either of whom has more energy than most of the other mortals in universe 7 combined) is excitement.
- Knight of Cerebus: While Jiren and Broly were treated seriously, the conflicts with both characters ended on peaceful terms. Moro's introduction to the series brings a level of darkness not seen since the Future Trunks Saga, with the saga opening with a flashback showing Moro draining the life out of an entire planet and its inhabitants. Moro's introduction also features graphic levels of violence not seen since Z, with characters being gruesomely impaled or burned alive.
- Lack of Empathy: He views all other beings as nothing but food and treats them as such. Vegeta even calls him out on it when he saves a Namekian child from him.
Vegeta:"I have a troubled history with these Namekians. I did them untold harm. So no, I can't allow even one more of them to perish. And they are most certainly not your food."
- Lean and Mean: When first introduced, Moro is incredibly anorexic due to being imprisoned and unable to feed. As he begins draining the life out of Planet Namek, he starts to gain some muscle tone, but is still skinnier than the average Dragon Ball villain.
- Life Drinker: Moro is an immortal wizard that has existed since the old days before Majin Buu's rampage, millions of years ago, and he obtains power by absorbing the life force of planets and people. During the Galactic Patrol saga, he regains his youth the more he stays on Planet Namek and the more he fights Goku, Vegeta and the Namekians; he starts with a Badass Beard and looking like a crouched old man, and ends as a young goat-man with no beard whatsoever.
- Lightning Bruiser: Despite his age and his weakened state, Moro is surprisingly agile for someone of his size, effortlessly dodging Vegeta's attacks. His telekinesis is powerful enough to send Vegeta flying like a ragdoll. And he is also quite physically strong despite his slim figure.
- Logical Weakness: His fighting style relies on draining his opponent to increase his own strength. This means someone with a low power level but a technology that can affect him can fair better than someone with a high power level. Good Buu's nature means Moro can't drain his power, so Buu has an edge on him, at least in his weakened state. Once he's at full power it's no longer a problem.
- Magic Knight: He is stated to be a powerful physical fighter even if he prefers using magic.
- Mana Drain: Not only can he eat the life energy of a planet, he can passively absorb the ki of his opponents. By the time Goku and Vegeta realize he's doing it, it's too late and he's already drained so much of their energy they can't transform. He can also eat ki attacks.
- The Man They Couldn't Hang: The Galactic Patrol has tried to execute him, but he's too powerful for any of their attempts to work.
- Mind over Matter: Has powerful telekinesis. In his prime, he was able to casually rain down comets during his fight with the Grand Supreme Kai.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: When Goku locks onto him to Instant Transmission to teleport to him, he's shocked to find Moro instantly senses this, something no one else has ever done. He is also capable of sensing the energy of inanimate objects like the Dragon Balls, a feat previously unseen in the series.
- Out-Gambitted: Does this to Vegeta. Vegeta thought he'd outsmarted Moro and tricked him into reveal his plans, but in reality Moro was playing him and Goku the entire time: he was secretly absorbing their energy the entire time and all Vegeta's talking and getting Moro to talk did was giving him more time to do just that. By the time they realize it, he'd eaten so much of their energy they can't even go base Super Saiyan.Moro: To borrow a phrase from you...I was hiding my true intent.
- Outside-Context Problem: One reason he gives Goku and Vegeta so much trouble is because Moro is so drastically different than anyone they've fought before. Unlike every previous main villain, Moro isn't a threat because of sheer power (at full power Goku and Vegeta in Blue could beat him in a straight fight, at least at the level he's at on New Namek), but because of his strange abilities which he is extremely proficient in using effectively and his strategic intelligence. As a result, their attempts to fight him like previous villains backfire catastrophically because they simply don't work on him. This is best shown with Vegeta's first fight with him: he 'starts slow' in lower forms and works his way up to his strongest as is often the way fights are done...and this played completely into Moro's hand and let him slowly drain their energy until they can't assume a form that can beat Moro. Both Goku and Vegeta finally realize this is indeed the case with Moro and that their normal tactics simply can't work on him. To that end, Goku decides to train under Merus in hopes of achieving Ultra Instinct while Vegeta heads to planet Yardrat to learn a technique to help him defeat Moro.
- Physical God: He's so immensely powerful that he was giving a Curb-Stomp Battle to South Supreme Kai and Grand Supreme Kai at the same time, and this was a Grand Supreme Kai who would've been able to easily take out Buu. The only way the Grand Supreme Kai was able to beat him was to permanently sacrifice the majority of his power into one attack to seal him away.
- Planet Eater: Steals the life energy of entire planets and literally consumes it to increase his already massive strength, being essentially able to do what the Tree of Might could naturally. He did this to 320 planets before being stopped. It's also his Red Baron. It turns out he doesn't even have to absorb the energy to weaponize it.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Without the first one, obviously, but once he gets his army of the worst criminals in the universe, they go on a rampage across space, pillaging anything of value, slaughtering the inhabitants, and finally Moro devours the planet's life force.
- Red Baron: 'Planet Eater' Moro.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Moro's name (which can be alternatively spelled as "Molo") presumably comes from Moloch, the name of a Canaanite deity.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: After being defeated by the Supreme Kais, the Galactic Patrol tried to execute him. Since they didn't have anything with enough juice to really hurt him, they instead imprisoned him for life. His power has finally began to return, allowing him to escape. This actually weakened him immensely, and his desired wish on the Dragon Balls is to have his full power restored.
- Signature Move: Seems to have a preference for impaling people on his arm.
- Super Empowering: Moro can empower others with his magic, which he uses to empower the Galactic Patrol prisoners for their fight with Goku and Vegeta.
- Superpower Lottery: While Moro is a capable fighter in his own right, the wizard's true strength comes from his ability to manipulate life energy. Even with the bulk of his magic sealed, Moro is exceptionally powerful. Moro can absorb the life of other beings and entire planets, adding it to his already immense strength. Moro can also directly weaponize the life energy of the planet he's on for both offensive and defensive purposes and because this technique comes from the energy of the planet rather than his own, he can use this technique until the planet itself dies, providing Moro a potentially unlimited source of energy. Moro's ability to sense energy is the most advanced shown in the series as he can not only sense the energy of beings from vast distances, but can also tell when someone's sensing his energy and can sense the energy of inanimate objects such as the Dragon Balls. Moro's most dangerous ability, however, is that he can passively drain an opponent's energy while fighting, allowing him to grow stronger and overtake his opponent if a fight drags on for too long. Moro can also impart a bit of his power to others to make them stronger.
- Support Party Member: His energy draining abilities allow him to act as this. Moro's control over his energy drain is precise enough that he can choose who he wants to drain, allowing him to weaken enemies while keeping allies at full strength. During the fight with the Galactic Prisoners, Goku and Vegeta dominate the fight at first, but Moro begins draining their energy, allowing the prisoners to gain the upper hand.
- Time Abyss: Faced the Supreme Kais Ten Million Years ago, well before their clash with Majin Buu. The amount of life force he's eaten is the reason for this.
- To Create a Playground for Evil: In Chapter 50, Moro states that his ultimate goal is to create an ideal galaxy where he is free to consume planets as he wishes and peace doesn't exist. And once Moro has his army of criminals, they go on a galaxy-wide rampage, with his minions looting planets of their resources before letting Moro devour its life force.
- Villainous Legacy: His rampage forced the Grand Supreme Kai to sacrifice most of his power to seal him away, leaving the Supreme Kais vulnerable to Majin Buu's rampage, as before that sacrifice the Grand Supreme Kai would've been more than strong enough to defeat Buu singlehandedly.
- Weak, but Skilled: Downplayed in that Moro isn't weak per se, but unlike the majority of Dragon Ball's villains who rely on raw strength to overpower their opponents, Moro relies on his strange magical abilities and his deceptive cunning to win. Many of his victories throughout the saga are due to him constantly outwitting his opponents with clever underhanded strategies.
- Wizards from Outer Space: He's an alien wizard.
- Would Hurt a Child: When confronted with Goku and Vegeta on New Namek, his first act is to telekinetically grab a Namekian child. Not as a hostage, but as food, though Vegeta saves him.
- Wrong Context Magic: Moro is very different from anyone else in that his threat is not dependent on his own ki or power, as immense as it is. Rather, he can weaponize the energy of the planet he's standing on, and its only limit is how long the planet survives. He can also passively Mana Drain his opponents and his magic in general makes him an extremely dangerous foe.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once he has his full strength back, he instantly impales Cranberry and kills him. Considering he wished to shut down the Galactic Patrol prison to free some of the most dangerous criminals, he probably considered them far more valuable than Cranberry anyways.
A former member of the Frieza Force who joins Moro in his quest. He was a deserter who got captured by Galactic Patrol many years ago. Introduced in the Galactic Patrol saga.
- Ascended Extra: Cranberry is the one goon that was defeated by a Namekian warrior and then kicked off to the ocean by Zarbon (chapter 253 of Dragon Ball), making his return an impressive surprise.
- Asshole Victim: Unlike Moro's other victims, Cranberry gets absolutely no sympathy for what he's done considering that he helped Moro slaughter many Namekians to gather the Dragon Balls and he mercilessly killed Grand Elder Moori.
- Dangerous Deserter: He was captured by the Galactic Patrol at one point in time,and he is a survivor from Namek.
- Edible Theme Naming: Cranberry, named after a fruit like all of Frieza' soldiers.
- Elite Mook: With a power greater than 1,000 he was considered an elite soldier.
- Hero Killer: He kills Moori, the Namekian Grand Elder in cold blood.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Moro kills him by impaling him from behind once his full power is restored and thus Cranberry's usefulness is over.
- Loophole Abuse: Cranberry was revived back on Namek by Shenron because the wish specified to bring back people "killed by Freeza and his men", and Cranberry was killed by Zarbon' kick.
Saganbo is an ally of Moro and the leader of an army of vile criminals formerly imprisoned by the Galactic Patrol.
One of Saganboo's henchmen, an infamous brigade of Galactic Bandits arrested by Merus. He is big in both stature and appetite.
- Ambiguously Related: As of now, there is no confirmation he is related to Botamo's race, but the similarity is clearly there.
- Big Eater: Yumba never heard of Earth, but he is quite interested in knowing if they have yummy treats. He had nothing but stinking bar things since he escaped from prison thanks to Moro.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Botamo from Universe 6. He is a big bear humanoid with similar powers, only that instead of being yellow he is black.
A prisoner of the Galactic Patrol left free by Moro.
- Ambiguously Related: As of now, there is no confirmation he is related to Hit's race, but the similarity is clearly there. While revealed as an artificial life form, is unknown if his creators took the base model from Hit's race.
- Artificial Human: He's an artificial lifeform created on an alien planet.
- Evil Counterpart: The story frames him as one to Hit, due to being associated with similar members to the Universe 6 team (a metal-man and a bear fighter)
- Eye Beams: One of the attacks he shows capable of doing are energy beams from his eyes, which he uses to kill survivors from Planet Zoon.
- Power Copying: He can copy someone's powers by touching the back of their neck for 30 minutes.
- The Quiet One: The character hasn't said a word since he escaped prison and joined Moro. He is only known by his prison cell number.
- You Are Number 6: Only known by his prison cell number, 73.