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The characters in Dragon Ball Multiverse all have varying traits and personalities. Due to the fact that many of them carry over from the original Dragon Ball, plus the multitude of characters in this comic, this Character Page will discuss the different universes and their premises. Additionally, this page will also discuss the fates of certain characters in the tournament in labelnotes, so beware of spoilers.


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    Universe 1: The Supreme Kais 
U1 is where the Supreme Kais are the major dominant force, being the ones that defeated all the major threats and forces shown in the manga and anime more . This is also the universe in which the Vargas people created the traversing technology, which they used together to organize the Multiverse Tournament. The only fighter in this universe is the South Supreme Kai note , while the Grand Supreme Kai, the North, East & West Supreme Kais, and the Vargas and Namekian organizers are all spectators.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: West Supreme Kai lets out a "nervous laugh" at Zen Buu's mock imitation of South Supreme Kai.
  • Apologetic Attacker: West Supreme Kai apologizes with tears running down her face while killing the Legendary Saiyan.
  • Big Good: For the DBM multiverse in general - also, they're the organizers of the tournament.
  • Good Is Not Nice: They engaged in preemptive strikes against all the potential threats in their universe. While many of these were evil beings, like Bibidi and Bojack, some were more morally neutral, like the Legendary Super Saiyan.
  • Grand Theft Me: North, East and West Supreme get their bodies switched by Ginyu during the Majin rebellion. He only stays in their bodies long enough to slice open their throats and switch with the next Kai.
  • Knight Templar: The Supreme Kais of this universe are ruthless vigilantes who exterminate possible threats, long before they actually became a danger, which includes back when they were kids.
    • Of course, considering that the only threats they've been shown exterminating are the ones who did become problems in canon, this may be subject to YMMV.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The other Kais are beginning to get suspicious of the Grand Supreme Kai being so forgiving of Zen Buu.
  • Physical God: All of them are literal Gods in the Dragon Ball Universe.
  • Shoot the Dog: They decided to kill off several would be threats to the Universe while they were still young or before they became really dangerous, including Freeza and Cooler as kids, and the infant Broly.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Killed the young Freeza and Coola (in fairness they were causing trouble even back then) and the infant Broly, in order to protect the universe. The latter was particularly painful for West Kaioshin.

    Universe 2: Toriyama's Other Works 
Perhaps the most unusual group by far, U2 consists of characters all made and designed by Akira Toriyama, plus a few other oddballs. As such, most of these characters come from other, non-Dragon Ball works. The fighters in this universe include Aralenote , Neko Majinnote , Beelzebub note , Son Wukong note , a literal Mary Sue note  and Akira Toriyama himself as the Tori-bot note . Crono, Magus, Robo, Eight, Senbei Norimaki, Turbo Norimaki, Gatchan #1 and Peasuke Soramame are spectators.
  • Adaptational Badass: As ridiculously overpowered as Arale was in canon, she couldn't reality warp to that extent.
  • Author Avatar: The Tori-bot who apparently is Toriyama himself, at least enough to control all the characters he has made. Too bad he gets picked to fight Raichi.
  • Joke Character: All of them.
  • Poke the Poodle: Beelzebub's idea of evil deeds, and he considers King Piccolo to be an absolute madman.
  • Reality Warper: Arale subconsciously distorts reality to give things a cartoony face.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tori-bot was initially confident he could beat anyone, since as the creator of Dragon Ball he would have power over all of his characters. However he's paired with Raichi, who he did not make and could not control. With that, he says "I'm getting too old for this shit" and leaves.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: There's no other explanation for how they all got eliminated, despite having Rule of Funny on their side. note 
  • Story-Breaker Power: Arale is ridiculously overpowered, handily stomping a literal Mary Sue and #18, and a powerful Reality Warper who, by his own admission, puts Zen Buu to shame. She only lost due to bad luck. With Vegito and Broly eliminated, she could have been the most powerful character left in the tournament.

    Universe 3: Successful Saiyan Rebellion 
U3 alters the circumstances behind the death of Bardock; obtaining his ability of foresight in a different way, he and his team warn the rest of the Saiyans about Frieza's plot. As nobody believes Bardock, he defeats King Vegeta in combat and becomes king of the Saiyans, ordering them to prepare an ambush against Frieza. Frieza is disintegrated by a hundred Oozaru ki blasts before he can change out of his base, weakest form, and Bardock is hailed as king, but it's implied the Saiyans were killed by Dr. Raichi afterwards. The fighters in this universe are Bardock note , Dr. Raichinote , Tapionnote , and Demon King Piccolo note .

"I saw your future... and I know who you'll lose to."
  • Abusive Parents: Outright admits that he was a terrible parent when U13 Raditz calls him out on being the reason for all of his problems. Bardock tells Fasha earlier on that he has no use for weaklings, referring to his children, and when he saw Kakarot's low power level, was quick to dismiss him as a failure.
  • Action Dad: As a Saiyan, this is par for the course.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: To become King, Bardock fought his way to the top.
    • Then he averts it, handing off the throne to Hanasia but ensuring he and Vegeta Sr remain as her trusted advisors.
  • The Atoner: Bardock gives off this vibe; he mentions to U13 Raditz that he saw the error of his ways and those of the Saiyan race.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Despite his Character Development, Bardock still falls under Babidi's control.
  • Cassandra Truth: None of the other Saiyans believed that Freeza would destroy them. Bardock's solution? Overthrow King Vegeta, become the new King, and order an assault on Freeza. It works.
  • The Chess Master: After destroying Freeza and helping lead the Saiyan empire, over the years and guided by his predictions, Bardock turns into a smug version of this.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He takes full advantage of the Saiyans' Oozaru forms by having the Saiyans who can create false moons. He orders them to stay untransformed and replace destroyed moons as needed while hiding. Despite it being called a cowardly tactic, it works.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Was sliced in half by Gohan's Maxi-Kienzan.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: After stepping down as king, Bardock and (former) King Vegeta were the brains behind the Saiyan throne, coming up with all the plans and doing all the administrating. When made a Majin by Babidi, his ability to see the future makes him an invaluable servant and he spends all his time at Babidi's side, advising him. It's implied Bardock was the one who came up with the idea of Majinizing U16 Bra.
  • Ignored Expert: Just like in canon, no one believes Bardock when he says Freeza is coming to kill them all. So he forcibly becomes King to make them believe.
  • Klingon Promotion: As per Saiyan tradition, after defeating King Vegeta, Bardock takes the throne, becoming the King of the Saiyans.
  • Last of His Kind: In U3, Bardock is the last living Saiyan. The rest were killed by Dr. Raichi.
  • Loophole Abuse: Bardock steals the throne from Vegeta through a Klingon Promotion, which had the downside of informing everyone present that that is a viable method under Saiyan law. Luckily, according to tradition a new king gets a week to recuperate, meaning that by the time Bardock can be challenged again he'll have already taken the fight to Frieza.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Bardock states that he knows that the Saiyans brought about their own end with their bloodthirsty and cruel ways. Still, they were his people, and he feels that Raichi must pay for their destruction.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He has a vision of Broly going mad and killing the rest of the Saiyans, so he works with Vegeta to outsmart and kill Broly. This allows Raichi to absorb Broly's ghost, giving him the means to eradicate the Saiyan race.
  • Noble Fugitive: Due to Dr. Raichi killing every other Saiyan but Bardock managing to escape, hiding for all these years, the man qualifies.
  • Not So Different: Bardock and Dr. Raichi can be seen as this. The last living members of the two races that lived on Planet Plant, and both out seeking revenge in some form (Dr. Raichi on the entire Saiyan race, Bardock on Dr. Raichi for what he's done).
  • Older Than They Look: Still looks the same despite being at least eighty.
  • Prophecies Are Always Right: Word of God has said that every one of Bardock's tournament visions will happen at some point.
  • Prophetic Fallacy: Bardock sees Cold in a healing tank in a vision and confidently assumes he's going to win their match. The vision does happen... but as a result of Bra defeating Cold, not him.
  • Psychic Powers: And, given how the visions hit Bardock at the most inconvenient times (such as mid-battle), they're about as useless as the TFS versions.
  • Seer: Gained the power to see the future from an alien he killed.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Officially, the name is "Bardock", but Multiverse uses "Baddack".
    • Adverted in other languages where his name is correctly written as Bardock.
    • The change is due to the French version using "Baddack", because it's closer to the romanji (バーダック, Bādakku)
  • Took a Third Option: Instead of taking the canon route of U18 Bardock (as we know from the movie), Bardock actually listened to the words of the last living Kanaasan, and even killed him as the man instructed, giving him foresight in a different way, which ensured he wasn't on Meat when Dodoria came to call. And instead of running blindly back to Vegeta screaming "THE FROST DEMONS ARE COMING!", he immediately went to King Vegeta and tried to persuade him; when the King didn't listen, Bardock defeated him and took the throne to carry out his mission.
  • Rags to Royalty: Bardock starts out as a low-class warrior clawing his way up in Saiyan society, eventually his power is strong enough to be considered among the Elite. By the end, he's defeated King Vegeta, and, as Saiyan tradition dictates, taken his throne as the new Saiyan King, in order to defend the Saiyans against Freeza.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Averted. Bardock fought fate and won spectacularly.
    • Averted when it comes to Broly, because he foresaw he would go nuts and kill everyone, so he plotted to get him killed... And this leads to him becoming Raichi's greatest asset, ending up killing the whole Saiyan race.
  • Warrior Prince: Once he was The King of all Saiyans and in the modern day Bardock is still more than capable of kicking ass.

"Perfect. I'll train my baby to kill. He'll be ready."
  • Action Mom: As a Saiyan, this is a given, but Hanasia is this in spades. She is Raditz and Goku's mother, and like any Saiyan she lives to fight, willingly flying up into space, raiding Freeza's ship, attacking Dodoria and destroying the top of the ship entirely as an Oozaru.
  • Affably Evil: For a mass-murdering space pirate, Hanasia, much like Bardock, was very laid back most of the time. She was even portrayed as an oddly supportive mother for a Saiyan, rebuking Bardock's assumption that Kakarot would be weak just because of his low power level at birth.
  • A Fate Worse Than Death: Hanasia's soul is currently one of the "Ghost Warriors" under the control of Dr. Raichi, and she was used specifically to slaughter the entire Saiyan race in U10.
  • Blood Knight: And she loves every minute of it.
  • Canon Foreigner: She is an original character to Multiverse who actually pre-dates the appearance of Goku's canon mother, Gine.
  • Character Development: Both positive and negative. When she first appears in the first U3 special, Hanasia seems to be an excitable woman and fairly supportive mother; at least she's confident enough in her children to believe they can become strong no matter what power level they are born with. She also seems to act first and think later, such as when she charges into Freeza's ship without thinking, and destroys the top of it as an Oozaru. When she later reappears as a Ghost Warrior, she's shown to have mellowed considerably, taking the rational route in a fight, but when Kakarot is killed by Hirudegarn, she calls him a "useless fool".
  • Genocide from the Inside: Not of her own free will, but Hanasia, as a Ghost Warrior helped kill all of the Saiyans, and actively killed her U10 relatives.
  • Half The Woman She Used To Be: The result of a very brutal Curb-Stomp Battle delivered by an adult Broly.
  • Identical Stranger: Hanasia's design bears resemblance to the only other pure-blooded female Saiyan other than Fasha shown; a Saiyan woman with a knife in her mouth, shown in a filler flashback by Kaiō when he was explaining the Saiyans to Goku.
  • Instant Expert: As a Ghost Warrior, Raichi can upload whatever skills he wishes into Hanasia and she will learn it within milliseconds.
  • One-Woman Army: As a Saiyan, she naturally qualifies. As a Ghost Warrior, Hanasia killed the entire U10 Saiyan race by herself.
  • Pregnant Badass: She sparred with Gurkin sometime prior to the series... while pregnant with Kakarotto.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Goku's family is an odd thing; as much as he has his father's hairstyle and general build, Hanasia seems to be where he gets his complexion and also his face, unlike Raditz, who seems to have inherited his father's face and complexion but his mother's wild hair.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Hanasia seems to be a lot like Fasha, who in fact gets about two or three appearances in the chapter where Hanasia debuts, and only two of them speaking roles.
  • Tempting Fate: When Hanasia, Bardock, and a doctor were discussing where to send Kakarot when he was born, and they suggested Earth due to the low power levels, Hanasia agreed, believing Goku wouldn't possibly meet the strongest masters on his first day there. It's even lampshaded, showing a picture of Son Gohan right after this statement.
  • Theme Naming: Like all Saiyans, she shares the vegetable/plant theme naming they have, Hanasia being some kind of aloe. Her name is actually a double pun, however, as "Hana" is Japanese for "flower".
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: By the time the Saiyans killed Freeza and his empire, Bardock had overthrown King Vegeta. Hanasia was thus the Queen of the Saiyans and delivering an utter asskicking upon Freeza's men.
  • Warrior Prince: As Bardock's mate, Hanasia was essentially this.
    • Then she becomes Queen on her own steam.
  • World's Strongest Woman: By her own admission, Hanasia was the strongest Saiyan on Vegeta at the time of Freeza's attack, stronger than even Bardock, her husband, and Vegeta, the King. This title is contested however, by Gurkin, but given that Hanasia was pregnant the last time they had an official match, and her power level is mentioned as being 12,000 (Bardock's power level was mentioned as approaching 10,000 in the official movie, and this was stated as close to King Vegeta, who could be assumed be to 11,000 at most), so there could be some truth to her claim. The fact that she's Goku's mother, a Saiyan who was born with insane battle potential, doesn't hurt this claim either.
    • Further confirmed when she actually becomes Queen of the Saiyans and Bardock decides to abdicate in her favor.

  • Butt-Monkey: Whenever U3 Kakarot appears, he is going to die. U13 Vegeta absolutely destroyed him.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Kakarot in U3 had the normal upbringing of a Saiyan, and his mother Hanasia made sure she trained him from birth. Before the boy could even walk, his mother instilled her badassery into him. What makes beating up her child hilarious? The fact that it all happened offscreen and every time we saw mother and son together, she was dangling the boy by his tail while he was passed out.
  • Instant Expert: As a Ghost Warrior, Raichi can upload whatever skills he wishes into Kakarot and he will learn them within milliseconds.
  • Richard Nixon the Used Car Salesman: The main joke of his appearances; instead of the greatest warrior in the universe, he's a low-class warrior considered second to Raditz.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: As Bardock had overthrown King Vegeta in order to save the Saiyans from Freeza's destruction, both Raditz and Kakarot are technically Saiyan Princes.
  • The Unfavorite: It would appear this way; while Bardock never liked either of his children, Hanasia appeared to favor Raditz over Kakarot when they were fighting Hirudegarn, as she called him a "useless fool", but gave Raditz cautionary advice with a motherly smile.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Whenever Goku appears in a different universe, we're given some new perspective on him; in U3, he appears as a baby but it's barely anything we haven't seen from canon. When he appears later as a Ghost Warrior, alongside his mother and Raditz, he's the first to die, we don't even see his personality. Raditz fights longer than he does.
  • Warrior Prince: As Bardock became King and then Hanasia the Queen, Kakarot would have attained this position. Averted when Broly becomes King.
  • The Worf Effect: As awesome and Godlike as Goku from U18 is, Kakarot from U3 was dispatched easily by Hirudegarn with a stab of it's tail to his stomach.

  • Adaptational Badass: Unlike the Raditz from U18 or any of the other universes, as a Ghost Warrior, Raditz actually appears to be a capable fighter, and is the last one left against Hirudegarn when it rampaged in Raichi's lab.
  • Affably Evil: Much like both his parents, U3 Raditz appears to be far more relaxed than U18 Raditz. Freeza not destroying his race, and thus growing up with both his parents probably had something to do with this.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: As a child, Raditz was quite often teased because of his low battle potential, despite being the son of an Elite warrior.
  • Indirect Kiss: When Raditz plays the ocarina to tame Hirudegarn, he makes note of this since his mother had been playing it just a few minutes prior.
    Raditz: Urk! It's as if I indirectly kissed my mom!
  • Instant Expert: As a Ghost Warrior, Raichi can upload whatever skills he wishes into Raditz and he will learn them within milliseconds.
  • In-Series Nickname: According to Bardock, "Weakling Raditz". This nickname does nothing to match his Badassery against Hirudegarn.
  • Manchild: Raditz gives off this vibe; unlike any other Raditz from the other universes, U3 Raditz is shown to be much more carefree and easygoing. He even mocks the rest of the Saiyan Ghost Warriors after they were swiftly killed by Hirudegarn, teasing and laughing at them despite the seriousness of the situation, as well as childishly expressing his disgust of the thought of an "indirect kiss" with his mother.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: As Bardock had overthrown King Vegeta in order to save the Saiyans from Freeza's destruction, both Raditz and Kakarot are technically Saiyan Princes.
  • Warrior Prince: Since Bardock is King, and then Hanasia the Queen, his sons are princes. And since all Saiyans are warriors, you get Warrior Prince. Averted when Broly becomes King.
  • When He Smiles: Oh boy, when Raditz puts on a kind, non-malicious smile, he actually looks like a normal person.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Averted in this incarnation, since Bardock acknowledged Broly right after becoming king, knowing he would need Broly's latent power to defeat Freeza. The fact he has the new Saiyan armor in U3 implies he was accepted as part of the Saiyan army after reaching adulthood.
    • Eventually confirmed he made it as far as King of the Saiyans.
  • Ax-Crazy: Even without Goku's crying, he's a hyper-violent sociopath. He kills his own father For the Evulz by destroying the world he was fighting on while Paragus was still planetside, spends his years growing up by flying across the universe and destroying everything in his path, and after splitting Hanasia in two with a Slasher Smile and becoming king he proves to be an extreme Mood-Swinger prone to butchering people at the first sign of provocation. It's also why Bardock conspires against him, as he foresees that Broly will go completely nuts and turn on his own people in the end anyway.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Broly actually becomes King once he becomes an adult and comes back to challenge Hanasia.
  • The Berserker: Like his U20 counterpart, but with a twist.
    • He might have been a little more sane thanks to having a proper childhood, but he was still used as a One-Man Army, left to roam the universe in order to avoid chaos on Planet Vegeta.
    • He crossed paths with Cooler and King Cold, utterly destroying them, and awakening his LSSJ state in the process, so this was not a trick from Raichi.
  • The Caligula: As King of the Saiyans, Broly is this. Given he is an exemplar of everything Saiyans represent, he actually fits in nicely.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Vegeta manages to kill Legendary Super Saiyan Broly by luring him to the carbonite-consumed planet Helior and tricking him into stepping in the Grey Goo, which proceeds to graphically consume and dissolve Broly as he screams in horror and pain.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: His standard battle tactic. Fly to a planet, kill everyone, blow it up. Rinse, wash, repeat. This actually destroyed quite the number of worlds in this Universe.
  • Oh, Crap!: On his first appearance against U13 Vegeta, this is averted because he is only Super Saiyan level one, and gets dispatched by U13 Vegeta going Super Saiyan two.
    • Very much played straight however when Raichi fights Gast.
    • Gets his own serving of this in his history when he steps on Grey Goo.
  • Story-Breaker Power: He's a Legendary Super Saiyan. It comes with the territory. When he unleashes the form on Super Saiyan Vegeta he crushed him with ease and nothing Vegeta threw at him can do so much as even scratch him. It takes Vegeta luring him to the carbonate-consumed Helior and tricking him into stepping into the Grey Goo to ensure his death.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He can't actually fight worth a damn. Justified in that he was strong enough to kill Cooler and King Cold when he was a child, so he's never needed technique.

  • Always Someone Better: In this universe, he felt this towards Broly once he became King.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Normal by Saiyan standards anyway. While Vegeta was always very strong, he never had the same overwhelming power that Broly did. Even as a Super Saiyan, Vegeta is still weaker than Broly, but has the upper hand because of his superior technique atleast until the Nigh Invulnerable Legendary Super Saiyan form comes into play.
  • Know When To Fold Them: Not happy at all with Bardock's proposal. But not too stupid or too proud to not rely on this last resort when Broly DOES prove too much for him to handle.
  • Super Mode: At one point, he awakens the Super Saiyan on his own, from frustration at his own powerlessness. Then in the main story his ghost goes Super Saiyan to finish U13 Vegeta.
  • Warrior Prince: Was this before Bardock's rebellion. His clothes when summoned as a ghost by Raichi seem to imply he eventually managed to make a return to royalty!
    • Eventually confirmed when he manages to get rid of King Broly.
  • Weak, but Skilled: This is really the only way you can qualify him, when compared to Broly. What Broly has in pure brawn, Vegeta has in brains and actual technique, but it's not quite enough.

Dr. Raichi
  • Achilles' Heel: He seems to need to touch Hatchiyack to do anything. When Vegeta knocks him off it, he puts his hand on it to summon a ghost warrior,and just cracking it vanishes all of the ghost warriors summoned, including Raichi himself
  • Adaptational Heroism: While still sharing the basic motivations as his anime counterpart, he's portrayed as much more sympathetic and reasonable compared to the one-note Mad Scientist of the original.
  • Anti-Villain: A type III at that. Dr. Raichi, while not "evil", will be quick to tell you that he isn't inherently "good", either; he's simply a man who has been embittered due to the fact that he is the last of his people, the Tuffles, who were all killed by the Saiyans. The fact that he committed genocide on the Saiyans is even seen as a good thing throughout the universe as they were oppressing people everywhere they went. Dr. Raichi has even befriended Tapion, and saved him from the constant torment of Hirudegarn and asked for nothing in return. Indeed, Raichi has a grudge against only the Sayains; everyone else is fine with him. As he puts it during his fight with Gast:
    Raichi: "I have no innocents on my conscience!"
  • Barrier Warrior: So far, when it comes right down to fighting, Raichi doesn't seem to use much. He is, however, capable of using glass-like barriers capable of holding back Hirudegarn. This man is not to be trifled with.
  • Badass Army: Dr. Raichi has one in the form of an army of Ghost Warriors, in particular, souls of dead Saiyans.
  • Dead All Along: Chapter 58 reveals that Raichi is just another ghost warrior of the Hatchiyack machine.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Dr. Raichi genuinely mourns the death of his own race, the Tuffles, and also seems to consider Tapion a comrade, if not a friend.
  • Fantastic Racism: Raichi absolutely hates Saiyans and as far as he's concerned, there's no such thing as a good one. To him (and many others in his universe) Saiyans are nothing more than cruel, genocidal barbarians who destroy civilizations just for fun. Even when the contestants of U18 try to plead their case that Saiyans like Goku and his children are decent people, Raichi remains unmoved and simply mentions that he can sense what Vegeta used to be like, to which no one is able to muster up a credible rebuttal.
    Gohan: He... He made amends.
    Raichi: I'm sure the billions of families he killed are very comforted.
  • Killed Off for Real: After it is revealed that Dr. Raichi was a ghost warrior himself and Gast smashes his orb, Gast believes that not even the Dragon Balls will be able to bring him back.
  • Last of His Kind: Dr. Raichi is the last living Tuffle, or at least he was. He's been dead for some time.
  • Necromancer: Unlike in Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, where Raichi is revived as a Ghost Warrior by his creation, Hatchiyack. In Multiverse, Raichi has full control over Hatchiyack, which is in its original form as the sphere he's riding on. He also saw the death of Freeza's family, found a way to summon Freeza's ghost, and enabled Freeza's ghost warrior to achieve a new form similar to Cooler's.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Invoked - he explicitly says he can "download" abilities into his Ghost Warriors to help them fight, such as giving Ghost Warrior Frieza a fifth form (something he didn't have before), or "triggering" his Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan state.
  • Not So Different: Bardock and Dr. Raichi can be seen as this. The last living members of the two races that lived on Planet Plant, and both out seeking revenge in some form (Dr. Raichi on the entire Saiyan race, Bardock on Dr. Raichi for what he's done).
  • Omnicidal Maniac: If he wins he plans on using his wish to make every Saiyan in every universe die.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: There doesn't seem to be anything Raichi can't accomplish if he puts his mind to it.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Invoked by Raichi when he turns Hanasia on the Saiyans, destroying them in revenge for what they did to the Tuffles.
  • Story-Breaker Power: His necromancy abilities, not only does it allow him to get more powerful as the tournament goes on, but it also seems to have no limits, whether it be in power or numbers allowing him to not only have a literal army at his beck and call at all times but also a tag team of SSJ3 U13 Vegeta and LSSJ U3 Broly, the latter of which is already borderline invincible and to make it worse he can also upgrade some ghosts. And that's not even getting into Hatchiyack. In the end, it took Gast Carcolh, one of the strongest fighters in the entire tournament, to bring him down.
  • Too Powerful to Live: It's probably no coincidence that he was killed off right before the Majin rebellion and it's massive number of casualties that could of been used as his weapons.
  • Tragic Bigot: Considering his entire race besides him was wiped out by the Saiyans, it's hard to blame him for hating them and wanting to wipe them out.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: While his main motive is revenge, Dr Raichi is also partly driven to wipe out every Saiyan in the multiverse because he feels it'd be better without them. Considering past examples of their brutality, many would say that he's got the right idea.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Well, more like unimaginable rage. Prince Vegeta tells Raichi that he did well in wiping out the Saiyans in his universe, since if he could kill them, then they were weaker than the Tuffles and didn't deserve to live. Raichi is disgusted by Vegeta's callous disregard for his own race.

"Sorry, I'm only here for the wish."
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the movie, Tapion has white skin. Dragon Ball Multiverse seems to give him a much more normal skin-tone.
  • Demonic Possession: Due to the apocalypse Hirudegarn caused to his people, he forcefully sealed half of his body in his own. This was Subverted Later when Dr. Raichi unsealed the box
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Possibly. Cell certainly cut Hirudegarn in half, at least.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: ...Possibly. Tapion calls Dr. Raichi a "good person" (and Raichi is quick to refute this), and while Tapion may not be right, he's not exactly wrong, due to just how broken Raichi is. See Anti-Villain in Raichi's section.
  • Last of His Kind: Subverted. Due to Dr. Raichi's genocide of the Saiyan race, including Broly, who happened to be responsible for destroying his planet many years after his departure from it, his people are still alive.
  • Living with the Villain: Whether or not Dr. Raichi is a straight up villain is up to the reader as of the moment, but Tapion considers him a friend, and it seems the feeling is mutual and Tapion lived on his planet for some time. He still pays visits.
  • Musical Assassin: Definitely. Due to his ability to wield the magic ocarina, whether he was a musician prior or not, he qualifies.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Make that a Magic Box.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: In this case, Tapion is the can.
  • Squishy Wizard: In battle, Tapion may be pretty handy with sword in hand, but his abilities are mostly magical, Hirudegarn fights for him most of the time, and, against a formidable veteran opponent such as U9 Krillin, he even says, "I don't have the experience for such a battle."
  • Symbiotic Possession: Due to Raichi's assistance, Tapion was allowed to contain Hirudegarn and eventually form a mutual pact with it. It helped fight on his behalf and even shared a portion of power to shield him from U9 Krillin during the Tournament. Thanks to Zen Buu, he can form Hirudegarn around himself, protecting him from harm.

King Piccolo
  • Achilles' Heel: His sensitive hearing makes him vulnerable to high-pitched sounds. During his battle against Gast, he tears off his ears to avoid this. During Babidi's coup, this weakness ends up sealing his fate.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Is the first shown to have succumbed to Babidi's Majin Spell.
  • The Corruption: Inverted, Gast claims that his merging with Kami corrupted him with goodness.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Defeats Beelzebub with little effort. He's on the receiving end against Gast.
  • Evil Overlord: He took over the entire Earth unopposed in this universe.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Pulls this on Beelzebub during their match.
  • Fusion Dance: Re-combined with Kami, which was willing for both parties. The specifics have yet to be revealed.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Gets bisected from the head down by one of the U19 Heliolite warriors.
  • Medium Awareness: This little quip when he and Gast are called to the arena.
    King Piccolo: It's about damn time. It was supposed to be my chapter after all!

  • Adaptational Badass: In the comic, it's not revealed how powerful Hatchiyack it outside of a line from U18 Vegeta that indicated that he might have been able to beat him. In the novel, it's stated that he's stronger than a Super Sayian Vegito and he actually displays the ability to fight in hand-to-hand combat rather than simply rely on its Beam Spam.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Hatchiyack only has one strategy. Scream for 15 seconds while charging up energy, and firing the energy when those 15 seconds are up. This ends up getting exploited by Gast the second he realizes it.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Hatchiyack's Revenger Cannon is devastating in raw power and the charging process allows it to emit a Brown Note that paralyses its opponent, allowing it to charge with little fear of getting attacked. However, said charging process takes fifteen seconds and the Brown Note is ineffective against those who have a Lack of Empathy. Not helping matters is that the Revenger Cannon is all that it could do.
  • Beam Spam: Its only strategy is to charge its Revenger Cannon and blast its opponent into smithereens. If it fails to kill them, rinse and repeat. This ends up being its undoing.
  • Brown Note: Hatchiyack uses one to stun everyone who hears it to help cover his long charge time. Its the hatred of those that have been uploaded into its database and the sound causes great agony to those who hear it. Of course, those who are evil with a Lack of Empathy are able to No-Sell its effects.
  • Flat Character: In contrast to Raichi's expanded characterization, Hatchiyack really doesn't have any character at all only serving as an additional enemy for Gast.
  • One-Winged Angel: During his fight against Gast, Raichi turns into Hatchiyack due to Gast damaging the orb enough to stop it from projecting ghost warriors.

    Universe 4: Zen Buu 
Came to be as a result of Super Majin Buu defeating and absorbing the Z Fighters without reverting back to Kid Buu. With no one to oppose him, Buu would go on to absorb many other beings in his universe, becoming a master of every skill that exists. Called Zen Buu by the fans (a pun on the Japanese word zenbu, meaning "all" or "entirely").

Zen Buu:
"I'd prefer we do a real fight. You can't even imagine the powers I've got now!"
  • Above Good and Evil: He is perfectly capable of doing both depending on his mood or what amuses him the most.
  • Affably Evil: Best summed up as having Fat Buu's playfulness and Super Buu's power and intelligence. Even more when he finally absorbed Goku and all the Z-Warriors in his universe. They love Earth way too much and this changes his personality. He asks Dende to use the Dragon Balls to fix what he did.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After his Villainous Breakdown, he gets captured and it looks like he's going to be kicked out of the tournament. However, he begs the Kaioshins to give him another chance, saying that the souls of everyone he's absorbed are taking their toll on his sanity. The Supreme Kaioshin agrees, on the condition he stays captured while he isn't fighting.
  • Anti-Villain: While he's certainly not a good guy, he's no longer a lunatic bent on mass destruction. In fact, he seems to genuinely care for his own universe and those who dwell in it. He might even be considered a Nominal Hero since he's basically the only real protector his universe has.
  • The Assimilator: Zen Buu has been absorbing anyone with a talent or ability he deems worthy of collecting for the past twenty years, likely amassing considerable skills and abilities. He has even gone so far as to absorb great artists and musicians. As a result, this Buu is one of the most powerful fighters in the tournament. Vegito goes so far as to state that he'd be his biggest challenge out of everyone.
  • Assimilation Backfire: After absorbing Goku, he loses his desire to destroy the Earth because Goku (along with everyone else he absorbed) likes the Earth so much.
  • Badass Fingersnap: He performs most of his magic this way.
  • Benevolent Genie: If he judges someone and their wish worthy, he grants it, no questions asked. (Though always Be Careful What You Wish For). If he does not however, bless your soul. He will also grant evil wishes he finds funny, not giving a damn about consequences. Though he also protects the people waiting in line to make their wishes, unless someone decides to cut in line...
  • Bittersweet Ending: Yes, the Earth has been restored and Buu no longer wants to destroy or kill, but Vegeta, Goku, Bulma, Trunks, Goten, Gohan and Piccolo have been absorbed by him and he has no intention of releasing them.
  • Blasphemous Boast: He says one when he has his Villainous Breakdown.
    I'm everywhere! I have your Dragon Balls, I have your technology! I know your secrets and I play with your minds! I decide who lives, who dies, and who gets absorbed!
  • Blood Knight: He loves a good fight and that's really the only reason he's in the tournament.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Buu's morality is pretty hard to grasp; he's definitely kinder and will happily do things like heal somebody, fix a planet on the brink of collapse, or give out some new abilities and ask for nothing in return, but he also has no problem absorbing someone if he thinks they've got a neat trait. Basically, he only does what he finds funny or interesting.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: If you don't follow his rules you risk suffering this fate.
  • Brutal Honesty: "I absorbed your friends and you'll never see them again. Don't like it, tough shit."
  • Cavalier Competitor: Seems to enjoy fights and regularly does things to make the fights more interesting Such as sabotaging the Vargas dimensional shifting technology several times, most notably in the Vegito vs Broly fight. Then he boosted the abilities of his competitors, including Gotenks to have a better fight. This is presumably the main reason he went into a rage when XXI beat Vegito through an instant ring-out.
  • Character Development: The novel about his time after winning against the Z fighters goes into great detail about how he developed as an individual. Thanks to absorbing several of them, he no longer desires destruction for its own sake. Indeed, he develops genuine feelings of compassion and finds that he enjoys helping people out. The problem is, the urge to destroy and generally be villain is still in him, which causes a great deal of frustration and confusion. Thus, he decides that he needs to become more introspective in order to find out what kind of being he truly is.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: While Zen Buu doesn't destroy Earth like he originally planned to he does ultimately absorb Goku, Vegeta, Trunks, Gohan, Goten, Piccolo, and Bulma once she's brought back with the dragon balls.
  • The Collector: Buu doesn't just absorb everyone he sees, they have to be unique in some way. Of course, if he decides that you are worth absorbing, then your compliance isn't going to be a factor.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Zen Buu has definitely not gotten lax here. He even had a plan to deal with Gast's imprisonment ability.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • In his special, back when he was still the regular base Super Buu, he inflicts this on SSJ3 Goku (after absorbing Vegeta, though considering Buu's power at this point that was a minor boost at most). He boredly blocks all of Goku's hits and bats him around with ease, without bothering to use a single special technique or ki attack. The only offense Goku gets in is an Instant Kamehameha- which Buu quickly regenerates from anyway.
    • In the same special he, again in his base form, knocks out Kibitoshin with one punch.
    • In his first fight, Buu beats Xeniloum with a single kick.
    • He beats Tien by simply tanking everything he throws at him, resulting in a forfeit. He even breaks himself apart upon being hit by some of Ten's (relatively) very weak attacks, then effortlessly reforms, just to screw with him.
    • He fights Super Vegito, Super Saiyan Bra, and Ultimate Gohan over Broly's body in space, and pretty much totally toys with them.
    • He manages to effortlessly restrain most of the tournament fighters with a few gestures at one point, with even a barrier made of the combined power of Ultimate Gohan, Goku, Uub, Vegeta, and the rest of U18 not being enough to delay his tentacles for more than a few seconds. The one exception is Gast, who shuts him down hard, or so it seems at first. Buu apparently took precautions against such things.
    • His fight with Gotenks was basically just an opportunity for him to test out the Heliorian Ultra Armor he snagged. Once he got bored, he simply shot Gotenks with carbonite and laughed as he panicked and defused. Then knocked out Goten and Trunks with one punch each.
  • Detachment Combat: Buu uses this to devastating effect against Vegetto and his kids. Bra and Vegetto both have a technique that can destroy him down to the barest molecule, so he just creates thousands upon thousands of little Buu heads, who then split off into thousands more. They might as well be trying to kill a virus.
  • Evil Genius: If Buu didn't count as one before (see his entry on the canon page for details), he certainly became one after absorbing Bulma.
  • Expy: Of Meruem from Hunter × Hunter. Both Buu and the Chimera Ant King started out as murderous sociopaths who cared nothing for those they deemed lesser than them. Over time, however, they both began to become deeply introspective, trying to figure out how and why they should live and act before eventually settling on their own code of morality.
  • Famous Last Words: Before getting obliterated by the real XXI, Buu's fragment shouts "Hey, but...?! What powe..!!"
  • From a Single Cell: Just like his other incarnations, unless you've got a move that can destroy every atom of his physical form, he's just going to come back for more.
  • Genius Bruiser: Oh yeah. He's easily on par with Vegetto in Super Saiyan 2 in terms of raw power, and he's got Bulma's genius and an insane amount of knowledge, ranging from technological to strategic.
  • Healing Hands: Or rather healing tentacle. He is easily able to reattach Uub's arm after it got severed twice by the tech warriors.
  • The Heavy: While who the Big Bad is is still up in the air, Zen Buu is the antagonist running around causing most of the trouble so far.
  • Hidden Depths: This powerful fighter is revealed to also be a fantastic musician.
  • I Need You Stronger: In order to make the tournament more interesting for him, a Buu head sneaks off while the rest of him fakes being captured in order to grant extensive knowledge to several fighters he deems worthy enough while they sleep. At least until he takes a wrong turn into XXI's room and is vaporized by him.
  • Invincible Villain: He has never been beaten or even had the slightest bit of difficulty in any of the many battles he has engaged in. The one possible exception to this was getting shut down by Gast, but as revealed later, that too was part of his plan and he's apparently feigning weakness.
  • It Amused Me: The reason behind each and every action he does nowadays. He seeks entertainment of any form, especially in Trolling, and of course fighting.
  • Just Toying with Them: Buu has yet to take an opponent seriously; even when he fought Vegetto and his kids when they tried to keep him from absorbing Broly (which they do), it turns out he was just testing to see how they fared.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Lives in wondrous palaces and enjoys fine arts.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He had everyone dancing to his tune throughout the first part of the tournament.
  • Master of All: If Buu encountered someone that had a special talent or ability he liked, he assimilated them and took it for himself. So far, he's kept whatever cards he has tucked neatly up his metaphorical sleeves, so we can only guess.
  • Morality Pet: Uub seems to be this to him, given he often interacts with him as if being on friendly terms, and doesn't really demand anything in exchange for fixing his arm both times he loses it.
    • Videl seems to be this to him, as he teleports her back home instead of blasting her to smithereens like he does anyone else whose wish he rejects. In fact, all of the Z Fighters seem to be this, as he interacts with Gotenks as anyone would with their favourite playmate.
  • Near-Villain Victory: While Buu managed to defeat the Z Fighters, his decision to absorb rather than kill them resulted in a drastic shift in his personality. Now, he no longer wants to destroy everything like he did before. So technically, the Z Fighters won in the end, though at great cost.
  • Not Me This Time: When the non-evil members of the Tournament (and him) were teleported away from the main grounds by Babidi, one member of the U19 team accuses him of teleporting them away. His response is that he's a victim like them.
  • Pet the Dog: Sparing the Earth, granting wishes to anyone he deems deserving, sparing Videl despite her annoying him, Mercy Killing Hirudegarn, granting power boosts left and right, and so on and so forth.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Downplayed. Despite his utterly psychopathic behavior before Goku and his companions got absorbed, the effect it has on him mellows him out greatly.
  • Reality Warper: He boasts to be omnipotent in his universe and is certainly close. Turning unbelievably powerful divine beings to stone? Granting wishes that even Shenron could not? Granting powers? Resurrecting the deads? An afterthought for him.
  • Superpower Lottery: Zen Buu won perhaps the biggest superpower jackpot in all universes. Observe:
    • The most powerful Healing Factor out of anyone in the tournament. Zen Buu is capable of regenerating from injuries that would one-shot anyone else. Getting sliced into pieces? Not even an inconvenience. Being blown up by ki blasts? He'll be back in a few seconds. Punched with enough force to shatter continents? Totally wasted effort.
    • Complete control over his own body (he can stretch to extreme lengths, liquefy himself, all that jazz).
    • Super Strength, Super Toughness, Super Speed, and Ki Manipulation that can only be matched by the likes of Vegetto and maybe a couple others. (Emphasis on the match part; so far, no one's actually shown surpassing him in any field.)
    • Magic powers that surpass the Dragon Balls in terms of potency. To put that into perspective, the Dragon Balls could do things like revive the dead (in some cases, whole populations), grant immortality, transport people across the universe and create planets; Buu's magic is stronger than that! The guy is basically a top-tier Reality Warper.
    • Can absorb anyone or anything and take the powers they hold for himself, so there's no telling just what else he's got hidden away.
  • Sweet Tooth: His appetite for candy and other sugary foods is still very much present.
  • The Trickster: Zen Buu is more interested in messing around with people than killing them these days.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Canon Super Buu was a complete psychopath and Sadist, who only seemed to become crueler with each absorption. With Goku absorbed, he's still pretty amoral but he's an pretty affable fellow who tries to make fights fun and interesting, and likes to entertain others.
  • Troll: His fight with Gotenks could be best described as one big trolling session. Same with Tenshinhan.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Vegito was eliminated by XXI, he was not happy...
  • Villainous Rescue: During the Vegetto vs Broly match, he casually mentions that he may have to step in and kill Broly if Vegetto loses and Broly subsequently goes on a rampage. Vegetto pulls through at the last second though, so his intervention is never required.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Vegito as this, as he got angry when he was eliminated. Vegetto sees him as this in return; he considers challenging Buu to a fight outside of the tournament and wonders if Buu would agree.
  • Wild Card: Zen Buu does things according to his mood; sometimes he'll do something good, other times not so much. In essence, he does what he wants and doesn't really care if it's good or evil.


    Universe 5: XXI 
Not much is known about U5, other than a mysterious fighter called XXI. First seen as an elderly wizard, it's heavily implied that is not his true form, and he may be at least two separate beings.

  • Big Bad: Word of God has hinted that he is this.
  • Combat Pragmatist: XXI wants to win, and will use cheap moves if need be. He immediately teleports Vegetto in order to disqualify him, and uses a remote to de-activate #18.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Not a textbook example, but he did defeat Vegitonote  using his powers to trap him in another dimension. By the time Vegito breaks free from said dimension, another fight is taking place, which simply means Vegito got disqualified by a technical ringout. Wow. Vegetto disputes this result, but as Gohan points out, what XXI did in reality was incapacitate Vegetto for several hours with no effort.
    • Almost three hours happened while Vegito was trapped in the other dimension while it was less than thirty seconds for him.
    • When Zen Buu's free portion attempts to spy on his apartment, upon realizing that Buu is there, XXI proceeds to obliterate him easily.
    • When faced by Android 18, he immediately turns her off with a remote, ending the battle immediately.
  • Eldritch Location: His apartment certainly seems to fit the theme. Conveniently, it hides his true form.
  • The Faceless: Their true form. All we've seen so far is a clawed, armored hand and arm.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: He has a wish in mind, but unlike the other villainous characters it isn't even hinted at what that wish is.
  • Squishy Wizard: He (or rather his disguised form) is implied to be very weak, but his spells and other skills are enough to eliminate Vegetto. It's implied without them he'd have lost to #18.
  • Story-Breaker Power:
    • XXI can teleport anyone, even Vegito, into another dimension where time flows differently. So far, the only way this can be countered is if to hit him fast enough before he summons this spell, or if the move is banned from the tournament. Even then, Vegito was only able to escape by being that damn powerful.
    • Zen Buu's brief look into his room (which is now another dimension) implies that he has a set of Dragon Balls at the ready and that he's been using the wishes to give himself the ability to dominate opponents. This certainly would explain where he got #18's deactivation control remote. This is further confirmed in Chapter 66 when he is seen holding what is likely a stone Dragon Ball.
  • Time Abyss: Implied; the Old Kai of U9 (who was sealed 75 million years ago) is familiar with XXI, so he was probably alive back then.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: Transported Vegito into one to disqualify him. It took Vegito seconds to break out, yet hours from the perspective of the tournament.

    Universe 6: Bojack's Gang 
Came to be as a result of Bojack killing Gohan, with the rest of the Z Fighters following shortly afterwards. The fighters in this universe consist of Bojack note , Zangya note  and Bujin note . Also in this universe is a group of four female fighters whose backstory has not been revealed. Two of them, Kat note  and Syd note , are in the tournament, while the other two, Jet and Mai, are spectators.

  • Back from the Dead: Is revived along with everyone else that had died so far after the battle between U13 Vegeta and U3 Raichi.
  • Bad Boss: Forces Zangya to fight U16 Bra even though she doesn't want to.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Breaks Super Saiyan Pan's neck with no effort after he transforms. Gets turned on him in his next match, where he gets smacked around by Cell like a kickball during their match. Just as he's about to quit, Cell breaks his back, killing him.
  • Hate Sink: Bojack has no redeeming qualities at all, being a rude and self righteous prick who didn't even feel saddened by his team members' death. He also cruelly killed U16 Pan.
  • Jerkass: Easily the most rude and stand-offish villains, treating ally and enemy with equal contempt. His first concern with his companion's death is how to get rid of the bodies. Later on, he casually mocks the deceased members of his gang, laughing that they weren't very resilient.
  • Kick the Dog: Murders U16 Pan in cold blood.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Murders U16 Pan.


  • Back from the Dead: Is revived along with everyone else that had died so far after the battle between U13 Vegeta and U3 Raichi.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Defeated in one blow by Bra, a punch so powerful it kills her without even making contact.
  • Kick the Dog: Mocks Bra over Pan's death.
  • Too Dumb to Live: She mocks Bra over Pan's death and gets killed for her efforts.


  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gets knocked out by Majin Buu of Universe 11 in just three hits. And he only lasted that long because Buu was just playing around.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Is disgusted with Bojack for speaking ill of their dead comrades. Doesn't look very happy when Bojack is revived.
  • Freudian Excuse: In the backstory of his universe, Bujin was apparently an orphan who got drafted into a military experiment to combat the Frost Demons. Now it's implied that he's stuck with Bojack as his boss, who won't be winning any popularity contests. It's tough not to feel just a little bad for the guy.

  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Her "Pheromone Attack" backfires when Kakarotto falls in love with her and wants her to bear his child. When she resists he hits her like an abusive mate would.
  • Oh, Crap!: Subverted. While many contenders are quietly panicking at how powerful Vegito is, Kat was already so outclassed by everyone that she simply doesn't care.


  • Back from the Dead: Is revived along with everyone else that had died so far after the battle between U13 Vegeta and U3 Raichi.
  • Gender Bender: Syd's power is to change her and her enemy's gender and share their powers equally between the two of them. That said, she's still not much of a fighter and despite now being equal in strength, Vegeta easily beats her into the ground.
  • Oh, Crap!: Subverted. While many contenders are quietly panicking at how powerful Vegito is, Syd was already so outclassed by everyone that she simply doesn't care.

    Universe 7: Super Namek 
In U7, when Freeza attacked Namek, all the Namekians fused into a single Super Namekian named Gast Carcolh and killed Freeza, before killing King Cold. He then would go on to defeat its universe's Cell and Majin Buu. Gast is the sole representative of U7 in the Multiverse Tournament, entering so he can use the Dragon Balls to revive his race.

Gast Carcolh
  • Adaptational Badass: Goes from equal to SSJ3s to stronger than Gohan in the novelization.
  • Aloof Ally: Gast is on the side of good but often keeps to himself, eating his meals alone and not interacting with people from other universes.
  • Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: He starts out as his Universe's Nail and Guru.
  • Awesome by Analysis: He deduces very quickly what Hatchiyak's attack pattern is, and how to exploit it.
  • Barrier Warrior: Gast can create energy shields, and uses one to protect a defenseless friend during his battle with U7 Cold.
  • Big Good: Fulfills this role in his home universe.
  • Bittersweet Ending: While he stopped Freeza and ended his family's tyranny, the Dragon Balls are inactive and the Namekians are virtually extinct.
  • Break Them by Talking: Tries this on both King Piccolo and Raichi. A surprisingly benevolent example, as he tries to make them aware of their innate goodness.
  • Challenge Seeker: Downplayed. When King Piccolo incapacitates him briefly by whistling and seemly gains an advantage, Gast reveals he let it happen because he seeks a challenge when he can. In general, though, he seems more of a...
  • Combat Pragmatist: Gast usually tries to end fights quickly. He goes straight for Cooler in his home universe, killing him before he can even react. He tries the same against Raichi, realizing he doesn't need to beat Broly to win.
  • Eating Optional: Being a Namek, he doesn't eat food. His "meals" are dozens upon dozens of glasses of water.
  • Fusion Dance: Up to Eleven - he is every surviving Namekian fused into a single entity.
  • Gentle Giant: Gast has traces of this. Being a fusion of the entire Namekian race means he possesses the passiveness and intelligence of the elders, along with the fighting prowess and keen thinking of the fighters, as seen when Gast traps U4 Buu in a ball without breaking a sweat, saving the tournament. He's also over ten feet tall; only Broly and King Cold are taller.
  • Healing Hands: Has this power, likely from fusing with Dende or another healer Namekian.
  • Last of His Kind: The last Namekian in his universe.
  • Magic Knight: He’s at least as powerful as a Super Saiyan 3 in terms of raw strength, and has enough magical power to incapacitate Zen Buu.
  • Mundane Utility: He can use his awesome magical powers to... create breathable air.
  • Physical God: Alongside Vegito, Zen Buu, and Broly, he's one of the most powerful beings in the tournament, easily exceeding the power of the actual gods present.
  • Power at a Price: Gast became the most powerful being in his universe, but the Namekian race was driven to near extinction.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Gast successfully fought off the Frost Demons and became the strongest being in U7, but as a result he's the Last of His Kind.
  • Telepathy: Reads Gohan and Krillin's minds when they come to Namek.
  • The Stoic: Keeps a straight face for over 1000 pages of the webcomic. The first time Gast shows major emotion (that isn't played for comedy) is his surprise when he realizes he's bumped up against Broly.
  • Weak, but Skilled: A very, very downplayed example - he's stronger than Majin Buu, and he was at least holding his own against a SS3 Vegeta controlled by Raichi (only losing an advantage after Raichi summoned Broly), and was capable of shattering Raichi's barrier with ease (which previously took a SS3 to do). However, he admits that he's lacking in raw power compared to Zen Buu, Vegito, and SS3 Gotenks (granted, only after Buu taught Gotenks new fusion methods that apparently boosted their power beyond even that of Goku and Vegeta around 20 years after Buu came...). However, he's got extremely advanced regeneration, has extensive knowledge of magic and how to use ki (enough that he could imprison Zen Buu after taking some time to observe things).

    Universe 8: Cold Empire 
U8 is the universe where Freeza's family and their armies became the supreme rulers of the universe after triumphing on Namek. The point of divergence is when Krillin beheads Vegeta after the latter's fight with Goku on Earth, meaning he is not on Namek to help them. By the time of the Multiverse Tournament, the denizens of U8 have aged, but thanks to their technology their youth is maintained. The fighters in this universe include King Coldnote , Frieza note , Cooler note , and their followers, which include the Ginyu Force note  and Salza note .

In General

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Everyone ends up Majinized by Babidi.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • The Frost Demons and the Ginyu Force are routinely mocked throughout the tournament, such as all three of the Ginyu Force fighters losing in their first matches, Nappa forfeiting to Freeza just to piss him off and even Burter getting his head blown off by Freeza in anger after aforementioned forfeit. Additionally, the Frost Demons (mostly Freeza) receive reaction shots almost every time someone turns Super Saiyan, with Freeza and Cooler even downright lampshading how much they're outclassed. Cold seems to be the only one unaffected out of all of U8.
    • Even when Freeza uses a mental battle to gain a "home field" advantage, Goku still takes him down quickly, and in the actual fight, takes him down with one punch.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Frieza's family does seem to care for each other. When King Cold or rather U16 Bra in Cold's body lays crippled from his battle with Bra, Frieza and Cooler rush to his side to make sure he receives the needed medical treatment. The family also doesn't seriously chastise each other for losses suffered in the tournament. That being said, Cooler's ambition of being The Starscream suggests that battle power and the respect it entices play a major role in the family.
  • For Want of a Nail: The entire scenario for the Frost Demons' victory all stems from Krillin killing Vegeta back on Earth.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Their goal isn't to win the tournament, they just want the Dragon Balls. They're willing to do anything to get them, of course. However, we don't know why.
  • Hidden Depths: With a dose of Wicked Cultured. Freeza and Cooler enjoy good music and are revealed to know a lot (and argue) about the different space music styles.
  • Last of His Kind:
    • The Cold family are the last of the Frost Demons. Universe 8 is the only one of the 20 universes where they remain.
    • In addition, Nail becomes the sole surviving Namekian, while Goku is the last living Saiyan (aside from Broly and Paragus).Subverted for both of them as Goku and Nail are killed during their attack on Freeza's empire, thus making both the Saiyans and Namekians completely extinct.
  • Pyrrhic Victory:
    • Freeza's victory over the Z-Fighters on Namek in this universe is ultimately this, as he never gets his wish due to blowing up the planet when the heroes summon the dragon (not that he ever could, due to the language barrier). However, it's also revealed that this continues on in the aftermath, Goku and Nail invade his capital city and the resulting fight leads the entire place to be destroyed, putting a huge cost on whatever triumph the Frost Demons managed to gain over them.
    • This also happens in the actual tournament, during his fight with Nappa. While he technically wins, he doesn't get the satisfaction of actually beating Nappa, causing him great anguish.
    • King Cold turns U16 Bra's victory into this. While she technically won, Cold (actually Ginyu in Cold's body) performed his body-swap technique, taking her healthy, more powerful body that is still in the tournament and leaving her trapped in his weaker, near-dead body. Luckily for Bra, it doesn't last long..
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Freeza's group hasn't really trained, resulting in them (sans Cold) being the Butt-Monkey of the tournament.

King Cold
  • Adaptational Badass: Oh yes. In the main canon, Cold was only as strong/slightly weaker than Freeza, and killed by Future Trunks effortlessly. In Universe 8, King Cold in his true form is on Android-tier at least, and at 100% dominates Super Saiyan Bardock. More recently, he's shown not only to have unlocked a fifth form like Cooler, he's got another one beyond that and looks like something H.R. Giger would think up! How he got these forms was unknown, until we find out that Ginyu switched with Cold long ago. Frieza implies it's because Ginyu was an expert fighter, unlike the Unskilled, but Strong Cold family, and thus put more effort into gaining power.
  • Ascended Extra: In the canon timeline, King Cold was quickly killed by Future Trunks. Here, he's shown to be far stronger, easily on the level of Androids 17 and 18, and possibly even equal to 16. Piccolo even mentions that if he had been like this when he had arrived on Earth, no one would have been able to beat him. And that wasn't even his full power. Piccolo states that he is on the "Perfect Cell" tier once in his 6th form. Subverted when it turns out Cold has even less of a role, he's been dead since before the beginning of the series and Ginyu has taken his place.
  • Bishōnen Line: King Cold is revealed to have a similar progression of forms to his son, with his canonical appearance being equivalent to the second. His true form is very similar to Freeza's, but taller and with blue highlights instead of purple.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Videl couldn't keep up with Cold even when he was only using his first restricted form. Once he went back to his true form, she quickly gave up. His fight with Bardock was a little more even, but once he went 100%, Cold mopped the floor with him.
  • Dead All Along: Turns out, as of Chapter 55 after losing to Bra, that "King Cold" is actually Captain Ginyu inhabiting his body. The real Cold was slain immediately after the switch. Freeza even says that his father is most certainly long gone.
  • The Emperor: He rules his empire absolutely and even his sons don't dare disobey him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Just as (if not more) ruthless as his sons, but keeps a noble, regal demeanor.
  • Large and in Charge: Cold is one of the tallest competitors in the tournament and is rivaled only by Gast. His sons look downright puny next to him, especially Freeza. In addition, unlike in the canon universe, there is no doubt that he is the undisputed ruler of his universe. His 6th form is gigantic.
  • Loophole Abuse: The rules of the tournament state that the fight can only begin once both fighters touch the ring. Cold uses this to his advantage against U16 Bra by floating just above the ring, allowing him the opportunity to transform into his fifth and then sixth form.
  • Multiarmed And Dangerous: His 6th form has four arms.
  • Neck Snap: How he dies after getting body swapped with Ginyu.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: King Cold having two augmentation forms with no foreshadowing before transforming against Bra. On top of that, this contradicts a prior comic that stated that Cooler was the only Frost Demon with an augmented form.
  • One-Winged Angel: Like Frieza and Cooler, he can transform up to a 4th form. Like Cooler, he can transform up to a 5th form. Unlike either of them, he can turn into a 6th form!
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Averted; Goku and Piccolo surmise that he's been training, once they witness his 6th form.


  • Adaptational Villainy: While Canon Freeza didn't care much for the life of his subjects, he was at least polite and well-mannered to those he talked to. Multiverse Freeza makes no attempt to hide his true feelings, being actively rude to his underlings, and he will often kill them for no reason other than to vent his frustration.
    • Justified since Freeza in canon only acts polite and civil if he could throw his weight around. With him being outclassed by almost everyone else bar his minions, he has no reason to right now.
  • Bad Boss: It wouldn't be Freeza if he wasn't brutalizing his subordinates. Or killing them to vent his frustration.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Ginyu, who realises Freeza never gives a damn about the sacrifices his men made for him.
  • Enemy Mine: Freeza invokes this trope when he learns that Vegito also knows Ginyu switched bodies with Cold, then Bra. Vegito isn't having any of it and just knocks Freeza away.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Freeza's final words to Ginyu come off as more humorous than threatening.
    Freeza: Time to find a new name for your squad! You're done dancing!
  • Mental World: Thanks to Zen Buu, Freeza was granted the ability to create a world within his mind to serve as the battleground for his fight with Goku. Needless to say, it heavily favors him, being incredibly cold, low on air and causing those inside to age rapidly. He still loses, but at least it was a more challenging fight than many were expecting.
  • Never My Fault: He blames the Ginyu Force for the destruction of his capital city... when he is the one responsible for it.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: What sets this incarnation apart from canon Freeza and the reason why he won, is that he does not invoke Just Toying with Them in the slightest. On Namek when the Heroes steal the Dragon Balls and summon Porunga he proceeds to nuke the planet killing everyone rather than letting them have another wish. Later when Goku confronts him the moment Freeza's transformations give him enough power to overpower Goku he does exactly that (in contrast to canon Freeza who upon reaching his Final Form, had the power to kill Goku easily but kept playing sadistic games with him).
  • No-Sell: As horribly outmatched as he is, it should be noted that he was unaffected by the gravity of the ring (it was over 200 times Earth's gravity) and amusingly enough Goku is the one who couldn't take it at first!
  • Properly Paranoid: After being warned by Zen Buu that Ginyu was in the bodies of one of his men, he spends a good part of the series fearing that Ginyu was any character that he was talking to and expecting revenge.
  • Taught by Experience: Unlike his canon counterpart, this Freeza is capable of learning from his mistakes. After nearly getting beaten by the Goku of his universe, he starts training until he can stay in his true form for as long as he likes.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Unlike many other villains like Cell and Buu, Freeza has had very little power-up since he encountered the heroes in his universe. The only major difference is that he's learned to stay in his final form all the time, but he otherwise isn't any stronger.
    • Averted in a way. Even though it is with the Majin power-up, he DOES go to an augmented form, and this might stem from his training to remain in his final form.


  • Adaptational Badass: Compared to the movie Cooler. Cooler was outclassed by Super Saiyan Goku, and could only put up a fight with his Supernova. The comic's adaptation has him hold his own against Super Saiyan Goku in a proper fight, even gaining the upper hand at various points in the battle.
  • Cain and Abel: His reaction to Nappa mocking Frieza? He hides a smug, cruel smirk.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Practically an alcoholic after Trunks owns him.
  • Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Cooler claims that his favorite music is Classical Figrindan Symphony, which is completely different from the Punk Figrindan Symphony being played by the Cantina band. Goku and King Cold can't tell the difference.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has a mild version when he sees Cold release his true form. Not to mention his further forms.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He was the most powerful member of his family before Ginyu hijacked Cold's body and subsequently trained in it, but he never gets to show it. While his father and brother get matched up against U13 Nappa and U9 Videl respectively, both of whom are foes Cooler could've squashed like bugs, Cooler has to face Future Trunks in the first round. After Trunks had powered up enough to easily defeat Semi-Perfect Cell. Cooler goes down in one hit.
    • His special chapter is kinder to him: there he fights Super Saiyan Goku (after defeating Freeza and training on Yardrat, and halfway through his 3 years of Android training) nearly to a standstill. This being the same universe(s) where his father and brother were wasted in a single blow each by the much weaker Super Saiyan Trunks a year and a half before.
  • The Starscream: The main reason why he trains: He plans on killing Cold and taking his place.


  • Adaptational Heroism: This Ginyu is a A Hero to His Hometown, and has never shown any indications of performing particularly heinous acts. Furthermore, canon Ginyu had a disregard for his teammates' lives once they died, while this Ginyu willingly took the blame for the team's failure and was executed by Freeza as a result.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: Ginyu seems to be well liked by the people of Freeza's capital. He's seen taking a picture with a child, and said child actually seems happy to be with him!
  • Body Surf: Freeza performed a You Have Failed Me on him long ago, but he managed to escape into someone else. It turns out that a chain of body surfs led to him taking King Cold's body. After losing to Bra, he does it again into her body.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Early on, Zen Buu hints to Freeza that Ginyu is among his men. Years later, this finally pays off.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Let's just say that stealing Bra's body was a good idea that was executed horribly. Instead of immediately changing with her during the countdown and explaining to the Vargas what happened, he decides to wait until the moment he officially loses and tries to take her place in U16, despite the fact that Bra would still be alive to tell people about the change when she gets properly healed, Frieza would recognize his former right hand man's technique so he might just snitch to the Vargas, or that if he gets found out he'll have to deal with Vegetto. Frankly it's a small miracle that he's still alive at this point. Though Ginyu was expecting Bra-in-Cold's body to die from the wounds sustained during that fight and although he tried to switch with Vegito's body, he fails due to the former's instant transmission and is returned to his original body.
  • A Father to His Men: Ginyu chose to take all the blame for Freeza's capital being destroyed to spare his men Freeza's wrath. In his honor, the Ginyu Force still keep his name despite the fact he's no longer on the team.
  • Grin of Audacity: He sports one when Vegetto and Gohan say that they know he's not actually Bra due to knowing that there's not a damn thing they can do to make him switch back.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Whatever he's planning, he's playing it close to his chest.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Steals Bra's body while leaving his old King Cold body to rot with her but considering how much of a Jerkass she is (and how much she is hated by the fandom), fans actually cheered when he did that. He also killed the original King Cold after stealing his body; King Cold being a mass-murdering tyrant who killed entire planets worth of people for money.
  • Kill and Replace: Performed a chain of body-swaps to eventually take King Cold's place, then spent the time since then pretending to be him with no one the wiser. Freeza correctly assumes that whatever body Cold was swapped into is dead.
  • Mood Killer: Invoked. When Ginyu first meets Goku and Nail, he makes a big deal about how all his comrades are dead. Recoome, however is quick to tell him they're all fine. Ginyu's response?
    Ginyu: You killed the moment...
  • Oh, Crap!: When Gohan and Vegetto confront him after body-swapping into Bra, he panics. He clearly didn't expect them to figure it out so soon.
  • The Reveal: King Cold yelling out "CHANGE!" at the end of a fight is proof to the readers (and many members of the In-Universe audience) that he actually was Ginyu in disguise all along.
  • Smug Super: It helps that he bodyjacks incredibly powerful bodies and has a relatively obscure and powerful trump card, but even when he's facing down Vegito he never loses his confidence.
  • Taking the Heat: Took all the blame for failing to defend Freeza's capital from the unnamed Saiyan to protect his men from Freeza's rage.
  • Walking Spoiler: Anything past "he is among Freeza's men" is a huge spoiler.
  • Wham Line: At the end of Cold's fight with Bra, he yells "CHANGE!" proving that he's Ginyu all along.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: While him going SSJ2 doesn't affect him nearly as badly as it did Bra it still leaves him noticeably more unhinged.
  • You Have Failed Me: Supposedly killed by Freeza for failing to defend his capital. Zen Buu reveals that he survived and joined the tournament as one of Freeza's men. It turns out Ginyu has been hiding in the body of Freeza's father, King Cold.

    Universe 9: Earthlings 
Consisting of entirely humans, U9 is the result of the Earth surviving and defeating major threats and forces shown in the series without Saiyans or Namekians to help them. As a result, U9's inhabitants would train and use other factors, like Dr. Gero's tech, to develop into old age ahead of their main counterparts. The fighters in this universe include Krillin (who has taken Master Roshi's place as the Turtle Hermit)note , Tien note , Yamcha note  and Videl note . Spectators include Bulma and "a different" Trunks, implied to be the son she had with Yamcha. note 
  • Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome:
    • U9 Videl is an Amazonian Beauty who managed to draw the Z sword and master the Kaioken. She's able to face King Cold in his Third Form and not be obliterated in a second. U18 Gohan is even Distracted by the Sexy when he first sees her, before being interrupted by the Videl of his universe of course.
    • U9 Yamcha is an Android strong enough to dominate the fight with U14 Android 18.
  • Artificial Human: Yamcha is an Android in this universe.
  • Badass Normal: To some extent, given the fact that almost all the other contenders are either powerful aliens, half-aliens or robots. Krillin, Tien and Videl are some of the only 100% human characters. Krillin is strong enough to curb-stomp Sauza, and came close to beating Tapion. And Videl (thanks to the Kaioken) survived a fight with King Cold in his Third Form, even managing to land a few hits on him. Tien was able to vaporize Zen Buu - but even that wasn't enough to kill Buu completely, and he gives up afterwards.
  • The Chosen One: Videl was able to draw the Z Sword for this reason.
  • Composite Character:
    • Yamcha was made into "Android 17" at one point.
    • Krillin is Master Roshi's successor.
    • Videl drew the Z Sword like Gohan did, and learnt the Kaioken.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion:
    • While it's clear from the start that Videl can't defeat King Cold, she still puts up a decent fight thanks to the Kaioken, even managing to land a few blows on his Third Form. Before being forced to forfeit when the power gap becomes too enormous, since Cold transforms into his Final Form.
    • Tien's battle with Zen Buu - at first, Tien tried to use the Evil Containment Wave on him to keep him imprisoned in a inflatable duck inner tube - as it turns out, Buu knew the counter AND had already spread parts of himself around the ring. Afterwards, Tien uses his Tri-Beam and incinerates Buu's body - but he couldn't do enough damage to kill Buu for good, and decided to throw in the towel.
    • Krillin manages to defeat Tapion on his own handily, and only loses because of the latter bringing out Hirudegarn (who was capable of going up against a Super Saiyan 3 at least evenly).
  • Fantastic Racism: Justified. The U9 humans have not had positive experiences with aliens, resulting in this. U9 Krillin even coldly dismissed U18 Goku, who was trying to compliment him. Subverted later on in the novelization, however, where they begin to meet Universe 18 on friendly terms.
  • For Want of a Nail: Coola's men killing baby Kakarot as he fled the destruction of planet Vegeta kicks the plot in motion, and also Coola and Frieza to have heated words and ending up with Frieza dead.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Yamcha is trying to get U14 Android 18 and Android 17 to have one, as he can relate to being an android. It's the reason he forfeits despite being stronger than #18.
  • Know When To Fold Them:
    • Videl gives up when Cold transforms into his Final Form, realizing how outmatched she is.
    • Tien throws in the towel when it's clear he simply can't inflict any damage Zen Buu can't regenerate from easily.
  • Mythology Gag: In his fight with Sun Wukong, Tien is likened to the Buddha, who was the original inspiration of the character.

    Universe 10: Namekians and Primitive Saiyans 
U10 consists of two groups: Primitive Saiyans and Namekians, some of which are fighters in the Multiverse Tournament. Freeza was killed by the Kais in this universe (so it stems from U1), thus the Saiyans never gained the technology that their other counterparts had. The Saiyan combatants from this universe are alternate versions of Vegetanote  (now king after his father abdicated in old age), Bardocknote , and a new character named Mahissunote ; the Namekians include Nailnote  and Dende's brother Cargonote . Three more fighters entered—Romanesconote , Caracorunote , and Lumacanote —but it is unknown which were Saiyans and which were Namekians (who can guess if you find the puns in the names). Many Saiyans and Namekians are spectators, including Vegeta's now-elderly father. note 

    Universe 11: Babidi 
In U11, Babidi managed to keep Majin Buu under control and would go on to defeat the Z Fighters. The fighters in this universe include Fat Majin Buu note  and Dabura note , with Babidi as a spectator.

Majin Buu
  • Affably Evil: As usual, Fat Buu is well-natured and nice despite being a villain.
  • Anti-Villain: As ever, he seems to have no real inclination towards evil, and has to be actively goaded into fighting.
  • Baleful Polymorph: He would not be Buu without his Signature Move. Uub uses it on him to turn him into a watermelon, but he goes around it by hiding mini clones of himself.
  • Big Fun: A villainous version, though again for a lax definition of villainous. He is jolly and mostly interested in sharing a funny fight with his opponents.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Deals one to Bujin, but gets a much nastier one from Mystic Gohan, who swats him away with a contemptuous Offhand Backhand.
  • Graceful Loser: Majin Buu shrugs off being defeated by Uub and says the fight was fun anyway.
  • Healing Hands: Majin Buu can heal people as in canon. Babidi tries to use this to get Uub to owe him.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Extremely powerful, but he also wields equally extreme magic.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After Zen Buu teaches him a few tricks about how to use his powers.
  • Villainous Friendship: He quickly forms this relationship with Zen Buu.

  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Cell handily defeats him, but Dabura still gives him a bit of a challenge. Though only because Cell was maintaining his Cell Games level, otherwise he would have ended it in one blow.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Courtesy of Cell.
  • No Sympathy: Dabura lies bleeding on the ground for hours until he cons Buu into healing him.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Like a number of characters; it's explicitly acknowledged that he's not the sort of person to train, and he didn't have anyone to challenge him in his universe.


  • Arc Villain: Becomes the Big Bad of the Majin Rebellion arc.
  • Dumbass No More: Babidi himself seems to be vastly more competent than his canon counterpart. Not only has he managed to maintain control (albeit not complete) of Majin Buu, he actually plans out his revenge when Buu loses to Uub. Deciding to use the Majin Spell on some of the contestants, as well as the crowd and even some of the Vargas. He purposefully avoids trying to use it on any of the different Vegetas (including Vegetto), since he knows that Vegeta will defy him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's as much of a slimy, manipulative worm as his U18 self, however he is relatively calm and good at sweet-talking others.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: When Hatchiyack starts screaming, everyone is horrified and pained by it. Babidi's response?
    Babidi: (smiles) Hmm... What a lovely ring in my ears...
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: When compared to the likes of Cell, Zen Buu and the mysterious XI Babdidi seems a pretty harmless. Yet as of Chapter 58, Babidi has proven himself to be far more dangerous than his canon counterpart.
  • Sore Loser: Babidi has something of a meltdown when Buu loses to Uub and promptly decides to .

    Universe 12: Future Trunks' Timeline 
U12 is the only universe so far that is actually intertwined with the canon series; it is the universe where Future Trunks traveled from. The fighters in this universe includes Future Trunks note  and a rebuilt Android 16 note , who enter so they can use the Dragon Balls to make #16 human note .

    Universe 13: Saiyan Survivors 
In U13, Goku would not meet that fateful accident that changed his personality, thus allowing him to stay as Kakarot and fulfilling his Saiyan mission of destroying the Earth. The Saiyans in this universe would go on to defeat Frieza. The fighters in this universe include Prince Vegeta note , Kakarot note  Nappa note  and Raditz note .

Emperor Vegeta

  • 0% Approval Rating: Shows up mostly in the Novelisation but is still present in the Webcomic. No one likes this guy. The Kais find his Social Darwinist views horrific, U18!Vegeta views him with contempt and sees him as the embodiment of everything he has moved on from, the various incarnations of Trunks regard his existence as an insult to the good man Vegeta grew into, Raditz and Kakarot both hate his guts and would gladly kill if they had the power to pull it off, Gast compares him to his own universe's Vegeta who never underwent Character Development, Old Kai regards his genocidal rule over U13 as a crime that must be stopped hence him agreeing to empower Raditz, Dr Raichi is near foaming at the mouth after taking with him, U3!Bardock very nearly goes SS2 in sheer rage over Vegeta's gleeful slaughter of the Ghost Saiyan Army and finds his view that if the Saiyans could be killed then they deserved to be wiped out offensive in the extreme. Heck, the only one that genuinely remains loyal to him is Nappa.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's Vegeta without the Character Development, and also with a power increase. Both of these have contributed into transforming him into an utter madman.
    • The reveal that Kakarotto is immortal, while he obviously is not, probably did NOT help his anger management issues. In hindsight, it now explains why he was so GLEEFULLY butchering the ghost of U3 Kakarotto, YET did not do the same to his own Kakarotto in all these years.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: We found out fairly quickly that the Princess of all Saiyans is pretty darn cute. Vegeta, as a girl, looked an awful lot like a black haired Android 18.
  • Asshole Victim: He gets killed by Raichi in the second match, but given that he was a nasty piece of work, it's still pretty well-deserved.
  • Blood Knight: And how. The prospect of Dr. Raichi pitting him against nearly every Saiyan he ever knew in ghost form (including his own father and cousin) shocks him... For about two seconds. Before he gleefully starts slaughtering them. And he seems to be happy about slaughtering his own race, if mainly to prove his own superiority. Or some form of grudge. Either way, even Raichi is surprised by the extent of Vegeta's bloodlust. And his U13 comrades are jealous that he's getting all the fun.
    Vegeta experiences a flashback to his childhood upon seeing various deceased people he knew...
    Dr. Raichi: Nostalgia is a powerful feeling, one that can-
    Vegeta suddenly blasts off his cousin's head, much to Raichi's shock, and proceeds to attack them gleefully.
    Prince Vegeta: Hahaha! (Kicks his father in the gut) Hello again, old man! (Breaks Gerkin's spine) Hey, it's Gerkin!
  • Calling Your Attacks: While he does this on grounds of being Vegeta, a darkly humorous variant comes into play when a target tries to cut him in half with "God's Blade", only for Vegeta to cut him in half instead:
    U13 Vegeta: Vegeta's Blade...
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Vegeta, despite obtaining Super Saiyan 3, was quickly worn out by the power and killed by U3 Vegeta.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Raichi tries to compete with Vegeta regarding the massacres of their respective races, saying his hatred for Saiyans is greater than Vegeta's hatred of Tuffles. Presumably, anyway, because he can't even finish his sentence before Vegeta cuts him off saying he doesn't care and if the Saiyans were weak enough to be defeated they deserved to die.
    • In the Novelisation Raditz mentally remarks that Vegeta's genocidal rule over U13 makes Freeza look nice by comparison.
  • I Hate Past Me: Is on the receiving end of this by U18 Vegeta, who sees him as the genocidal space pirate he had been before he met Goku.
  • Irony: Here, Vegeta is stronger than Kakarot, enough so that Kakarot surpassing him is considered incredibly unlikely.
    • He condemmns Kakarot as crazy but as as soon as the fight against Raichi's Ghost Saiyan's begins he turns into a raving Blood Knight who if anything makes Kakarot seem tame by comparison, which the Novelisation lampshades.
    • His Kakarot got his hands on the wish that Vegeta wanted realized before thinking about taking on Frieza. We know that Vegeta was not made immortal, so this must further add to his frustration with Kakarot.
  • Made of Iron: He wouldn't be Vegeta if he wasn't. U13 Vegeta withstands a technique meant to cut damn near anything in half (before reciprocating in kind), and takes a beating from a Cell Jr. and continues to stand. It takes an attack from U3 Vegeta under Raichi's control to kill him. Yes, it took Vegeta to kill Vegeta.
  • Might Makes Right: To the extreme; as far as he's concerned, the weak have no right to live and their destruction is to be lauded. This belief even extends to his own race, as shown during his fight with Raichi. When the former asks if the total genocide of the Saiyans makes him mad, Vegeta instead congratulates him. As he puts it, the Tuffles (Raichi's people) were weak and didn't deserve to live; if Raichi could wipe out the Saiyans in his universe, then all that means was that they were even weaker and likewise deserved their extinction.
  • No Sympathy: To the point of not caring that Raichi massacred the U3 Saiyans at all, even praising him for it.
  • Reality Ensues: Unlocks Super Saiyan 3 during his fight Dr Raichi, unfortunately for him at this point he has received a number of serious injuries and has expended a lot of power. As a result he can't sustain the transformation very long due to strain it puts on his body and having no prior experience with the form and its drawbacks.
  • Shadow Archetype: He is what U18 Vegeta could have been had he succeeded in his goal of overthrowing Freeza and never settled down with a family.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He's even more ruthless than his U18 counterpart was, praising Dr Raichi for massacring the Saiyans of that universe. Namek era-Vegeta at least seemed miffed that his people were wiped out.


  • Adaptational Wimp: Not him but rather his immortality, which is noticeably weaker than the likes of Garlic Jr and Zamasu's. While the latter gain a noticeable healing factor with their immortality and shrug off lethal wounds with minimal slowdown, Kakarotto can still be knocked unconscious for extended periods of time and he needs outside help to heal from serious wounds.
  • Ax-Crazy: Kakarotto is insane from years of loneliness, as stated by Raditz. Though Raditz taking care of him seems to have helped... somewhat.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Succumbs to Babidi's Majin Spell.
  • Complete Immortality: The Universe 13 Special reveals that Kakarot at some point used the Dragon Balls to wish for immortality, which explains his tendency to survive attacks that should have logically killed him. Unlike Garlic Jr. or Zamasu, however, his immortality doesn't come with a super-healing factor, meaning that Kakarot still had to rely on outside aid to heal his wounds.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gets beaten by U18 Vegeta rather easily. Gohan eviscerates him even easier.
  • The Dragon: To Emperor Vegeta.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Goku, of course; he's what Goku might have been if he let the wilderness make him feral, and followed his Saiyan instincts.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In chapter 52 on page 1191 while in Oozaru form Kakarotto yells "Get over here bro!" and saves Raditz life. All the time and effort his older brother put into helping him has made Kakarotto return Raditz's brotherly love in kind.
  • Foreshadowing: A throw-away line in page 1559 about people shutting up when they're dead now makes MORE sense and probably goes ways to explain why loneliness took such a toll on him, when you learn he is immortal and his opponents obviously were not...
  • Freudian Excuse: He was manipulated and brainwashed by his mother, and spent his childhood alone. Naturally, he's a little screwed up.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Before Raditz found him, he actually ate human flesh.
  • The Load: When it comes to running an intergalactic planetary trade ring, Kakarot's Ax-Crazy tendencies make him more of a liability than an asset since he would wantonly wreck everything in his path. It, of course, would be bad for business if the planet is in no condition for sale.
  • No One Should Survive That: He's survived having a meteor shower that destroyed a planet's surface. Being impaled for an extended period of time and being shot through the heart. Being immortal has it's
  • Serial Rapist: He implies he raped the young girls of his universe's Earth to Universe 18 Pan during their fight.
  • Smart Ball: Those Blutz Wave lamps he and Raditz have in their eyes? Yeah, turns out it was Kakarotto who came up with the idea.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He is one to Turles from Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, who wasn't adapted for Multiverse. Both are Evil Counterparts of Goku, imagining what would have happened if he hadn't hit his head as a baby. However, while Turles was just an Affably Evil Identical Stranger and a Man of Wealth and Taste, Kakarotto is an Ax-Crazy Feral Child turned adult.
  • The Starscream: Admitted to wanting to kill Vegeta.
  • Tragic Villain: Sure, he’s a violent psychopath, but he’s also an emotionally compromised and broken man who’s constantly second fiddle to the man he hates the most and despite his glee in murder, it’s very clear that driving Krillin away and murdering him despite being the only real positive influence he’s ever had before his brother showed up fills him with untold remorse. In fact it wouldn’t be surprising if he hates himself deep down for what he’s become.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Implied during his fight with U18 Pan: Kakarotto has a flashback of him and his universe's Krillin playing in the water as children. Turns out that it just made him more insane by giving him a moment of happiness and companionship.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A psychotic mass murderer, but not out of his own fault. Kakarott was brutally beaten on a regular basis, and brainwashed by his own mother into having a homicidal hatred of humans. He actually fought back the voice of his mother inside of his head, that told him to murder Krillin.


  • Adaptational Intelligence: Raditz here is far more cunning than he was in canon. In canon, he makes the mistake of relying on his scouter in battle, something that Vegeta and even Nappa avoid making. Here, he's the brains of the group in order to make up for being the weakest of the four.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: U18!Raditz cared nothing about his brother aside from his usefulness as a Saiyan. Here, Raditz loves his brother from the start, despite being screwed up and a trouble for the Saiyans.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: To his fellow Saiyans. He's a ruthless conqueror, but he's not sadistic and cruel about it nor as power-greedy. He uses this to get a deal out of Old Kai.
  • Blood Knight: Largely averted, as in canon; he seems to be fairly job-oriented and is usually the one to recommend not killing everyone.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Raditz does a spectacular job of this in Chapter 19.
    Raditz: You're the same in my universe, a failed father! Proud to be born into the lower class and having reached the Elite, yet you had only disgust for your two sons! I was weak because of you, scum!
  • Can't Catch Up: The weakest of the Saiyans in his universe. He's still reliant on Oozaru, while his brother and leader both have Super Saiyan. He gets very little respect because of this.
  • The Caretaker: He took care of Kakarotto during his rehabilitation. Slips into Cloudcuckoolander's Minder, since Kakarotto was completely batshit insane, even more so than he is in the present.
  • The Chew Toy: He loses his only fight, and he's mostly humiliated whenever possible.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being a Saiyan Warrior, he really does care about his little brother, Kakarotto. So much so that when he goes to bargain with U9 Elder Kai, he offers to kill his Universe's Nappa and Vegeta, but refuses to kill his brother. Lampshaded by U9 Tien in chapter 49 on page 1122.
    Tien: So there's actually a heart in this Saiyan's chest.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: Tries to convince Old Kai he is this to his Saiyan comrades, in order to get a power-up to kill Vegeta and Nappa.
  • So Last Season: He angrily boasts at being far stronger than the Ginyu Force. As it turns out, this is waaaay behind the power curve of the tournament. Lampshaded when Bardock goes Super Saiyan against him.
    "Oh, fuck... that's so unfair..."
  • Took a Level in Badass: One of the weakest Saiyans has become way stronger than the Ginyu Force, and his Oozaru Form is at least on par with Frieza's second form. But it's clearly not enough to handle his father.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Raditz is absolutely furious with his father for being... well, a terrible father. It appears all he wanted from his father was recognition.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Gets this done to him by U16!Gohan who sensed U18!Videl about to get killed. Before getting pulverised into literal chunks by Gohan.
  • Blood Knight: He's still Nappa.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Succumbs to Babidi's Majin Spell.
  • Graceful Loser: Accepts that he has no chance of winning the tournament rather well.
  • Know When To Fold Them: Wants to leave the tournament after seeing Vegito's power, recognizing how outclassed they are.
  • Troll: Mocks Frieza prior to their fight to enrage him then forfeits, leaving Frieza no way to get even without being disqualified.

    Universe 14: The Androids 
U14 came into being as a result of Future Trunks not being revived at the end of the Cell Saga (it's mentioned that this universe is paired with U17). With no Future Trunks, Androids 17 and 18 would go on to continue their rampage of killing all life on Earth. Thus, #17 note  and #18note  are the only representatives of their universe in the tournament.
  • For Want of a Nail: The novelization explains that Trunks not coming to his home universe (because he died in U17) as he did in U12, pushed Bulma to the Despair Event Horizon, going to look for parts in the ruins of Gero's laboratory. The security system there called back #17 and #18, who stumbled upon Cell's fetal form, and killed it before it hatched, thus ensuring their survival.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Before U9 Yamcha could properly reach out to their humanity and convince them to change their ways, #18 gets shut down by XII and #17 falls under Babidi's control.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Multiverse offers a theory as to why the androids in Future Trunk's timeline were weaker than the ones in the main timeline; they had worn down over years of use with no maintenance.
  • Your Head Asplode: Piccolo punches Majin #17 so hard that his head explodes from the sheer force of his punch.

    Universe 15: I'K'L 
Not much is known about U15, other than an unborn fighter named I'K'L note . I'K'L's mother is a spectator.
  • Bad Future: Implied to be the timeline that Cell came from (where Trunks killed #17 and #18, leaving Cell no choice but to kill Trunks to take his time machine. The clue is given by the Future Majin chapter)
    • Confirmed on this page, detailing how the universes and time travel works in DBM.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Maybe. The Vargas refer to I'K'L's mother as "he", but then again they have a hard time identifying humanoids in general.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: The reason he's involved in the tournament is that nobody in his universe is particularly strong, with every other character being killed, sealed, or out-of-the-universe. He's pretty much the best by default.

    Universe 16: Vegito 
The other universe that is getting the most focus, U16 is identical to U18 except for one key difference: Vegito stayed fused and defeated Majin Buu. With Vegito there, the Son and Briefs families became one, and Vegito would have Bra with Bulma. Fighters in this universe include Vegito note , Bra, Pan note  and Goten & Trunks as Gotenks note . Gohan, Videl and Piccolo are spectators.

Vegito Briefs
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While Vegito in canon is cocky, he still cares for his loved ones and is unambiguously on the side of good. Here, he's an Ax-Crazy Blood Knight where his heroism depends on his current mood.
  • Ax-Crazy: His behavior sometimes slips into mental instability, something the Novelization notes he is very worried by. One case being that when Gohan scolded him for not fighting with the rules of the tournament, he proceeded to voice the urge to crush his skull.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Bardock has a vision of Vegito killing Gohan, and considering that Vegito is...unstable, there is definitely something wrong with him.
  • All There in the Manual: A lot about Vegito is revealed in other sources, such as the novelization, which explains that, in the past, he was thinking of threatening Pan just to make Gohan fight him.
  • Attention Whore: Probably bordering on It's All About Me, Vegito loves to show off and have the spotlight directly on him, and when it's taken off him, he flips the fuck out.
    Vegito: People should listen to me when I speak!
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Subverted. Vegito can survive the vacuum of space, but as immeasurably powerful as he is, even he needs to breathe eventually.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Vegito doesn't take losing well. He absolutely loses his shit when XXI beats him. Not surprising since he has never lost a fight since the day he was born or indeed been outright injured before the Multiverse tournmanent, he inherited both Goku and Vegeta's colossal Saiyan ego, and XXI did win using a very low trick that was more of a technicality.
    • Hurting or threatening Vegito's family is a strict no-no. When Captain Ginyu steals Bra's body and masquerades as his daughter, Vegito completely snaps and drags him over to Frieza's ship, battering aside the Frost Demons and threatens to make Ginyu Deader Than Dead unless he reverses the bodyswap. When Ginyu refuses he proceeds to deliver a brutal beatdown in a visible rage.
  • Beyond the Impossible: When Vegito turns Super Saiyan 3, he generates so much power his density increases, causing him to be the new center of mass, and for everything to gravitate towards him.
    Trunks: Vegetto has generated so much power that his mass has increased! Scientifically, it's a bit far-fetched!
  • Big Eater: Even more than other Saiyans; Vegito's body, due to his high power-level, consumes enough energy that he needs to eat piles of Senzu Beans just to replenish the energy lost in one day. Usually a single Senzu Bean fills a person to the point where it's as if they've eaten 10 days' worth of food.
  • Blood Knight: So much. It's been 10 years since Vegito was born and he never had a real fight since Buu. Fighting is like eating for him and it's been 10 years, no wonder he was getting crazy after being disqualified.
  • Clothing Damage: In the special focusing on 6 year old Bra, Vegito's attempts to discipline her in the Time Chamber don't go so well, and he comes out with his clothes shredded.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Vegito ironically deconstructs the type of shounen hero that became popular after Dragon Ball came out.
    • A hero who is motivated by Blood Knight tendencies is not a good thing if they can't find a way to satisfy those urges: Vegito displays some deeply worrying flashes of rage when denied a chance to fight and has considered doing morally questionable things in the past to get an enjoyable fight.
    • Similarly, a hero who is motivated by Challenge Seeker tendencies will eventually run out of worthy opponents to fight and discover that it's Lonely at the Top. This also deconstructs So Last Season (what anime fans call "power creep") — what would the hero do if their universe didn't keep creating more powerful opponents for them? Vegito is frustrated to the point of dangerous instability by the fact he has become the strongest thing in his universe by a large margin and there is nothing left that can actually challenge him, this results in him being a Blood Knight who draws out his fight with Broly to the point the Legendary Super Saiyan powers up enough to outright overpower Vegito and it's implied that him pressuring Bra is part of why she is such a ball of issues.
  • Deader Than Dead: Claims that he can inflict this on Ginyu. In the Novelisation Ginyu mentally notes this was likely a bluff as even when Ginyu refused to do as Vegito demanded he never used the ability despite it being a handy solution to the current situation.
  • Dramatic Irony: When Babidi launches his coup, Vegito remains unconcerned, thinking that both Gohans and Bra will be able to resolve the situation. Little does he know that Bra will fall under Babidi's thrall and is by and far the biggest threat.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Played with. The Supreme Kais call Vegito's very existence "blasphemy" due to the magic that created him never having meant to be used that way. He also is so powerful as to have an outright Story-Breaker Power and is basically regarded as a Physical God in his universe.
  • Hypocrite: When Vegito loses to XXI by ring out, he complained about XXI's magic being a cheap trick to keep him out of the stadium. Thing is, Vegito beat Universe 20 Broly the exact same way by blasting him out of the ring for 30 seconds. Vegito knows he would have lost fair and square, otherwise he wouldn't have used that tactic on Broly. But now someone did the same thing to him, the rules are stupid? Although, Vegito had an honest fight with Broly first, and Broly was potentially a danger to the audience, whereas XXI just teleported Vegito out as his opening move.
  • Implacable Man: After having a 3-chapter battle with Broly ending with an attack that drains nearly 3/4 of whatever was left of his strength, Vegito uses Instant Transmission to pursue U4 Buu for a chapter-long battle... in space... while defending an incapacitated Broly.
  • Invincible Hero: Vegetto is easily the strongest person in his whole universe. No one can challenge him... and as the fusion of two Blood Knights, he hates it. It's even stated in his universe's special that while he's still a good guy, he isn't as pure as he once was because of it.
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: He's a borderline Ax-Crazy Psychopathic Manchild at his worst, and a reasonable and caring father figure at his best behavior.
  • Meaningful Name: Due to Vegito's hunger predicament, the Kais selected an unknown, underdeveloped world in which to mass produce Senzu Bean plants (as Earth's soil wasn't rich enough to grow such a large amount). When Vegito arrived on the planet, he named it "Last Hope", because the planet was his last hope to avoid starving to death.
  • Might Makes Right: Not to the point of Prince Vegeta's "the weak don't deserve to live" mentality, but he's still of the belief that since he's the most powerful, he has the final say on everything.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Piccolo is stunned to see him injured during his fight with Broly and even more so when he realizes Vegito has never been hurt since he was created.
  • Odd Friendship: Vegito and Android 18 are apparently close friends. According to Syl Lys who wrote the U16 novel, this was a trait gained from Vegeta, who, during a group reunion between the Cell and Buu Sagas, developed a relationship of mutual respect and understanding with the Android. Like Vegito, 18 feels both out of place, and quite frankly, bored. It is also 18 who convinces Vegito to accept the responsibilities he had inherited from Goku and Vegeta, particularly regarding their families.
  • Papa Wolf: Vegito becomes terrifyingly menacing if his family gets threatened. When Ginyu steals Bra's body, Vegito threatens to destroy Ginyu's immortal soul should he not return Bra's body.
  • Parents as People: Vegito certainly won't be winning father of the year awards anytime soon. Though he means well, he's shown to be an absolutely horrible father to Bra. He doesn't often try to rein in her anger and would rather leave it to Gohan to calm her down, and whenever he actually does try he would end up throwing a tantrum himself and gives up whenever she didn't listen. It's little wonder why Bra turned out the way she is, and obviously it's because of him.
  • Physical God: He's Nigh Invulnerable and possibly the strongest character in the tournament, more of a god than the literal gods like the Kaioshins. He was even treated like a real god when he visited other planets, causing armies to bow down to him in fear.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Oh my Gamikai, Vegito hit this line and kept running long after he should have stopped. Multiverse gives us a look into the long term effects of what happens when you combine Goku's childish personality with Vegeta's aggressivity and pride, and make that person the strongest in the universe; he becomes a powerful, fighting-crazed lunatic who only wants to fight strong opponents and sees himself as the ultimate authority in any situation, with a fuse that's even shorter than Vegeta's. To note, when Gohan stopped him from fighting outside the rules of the tournament and he was left to himself, he said Gohan made him mad enough that he wanted to crush his skull, even though Vegito knew perfectly well that Gohan was right. Word of God (on this site's very forum, no less) openly states that Vegito's personality is at least partly due to the Vegeta half lacking the character development that U18's Vegeta received at the end of the original series (development that Vegeta displays during and right after his match with Trunks). Vegito may have Goku's goodness and self-control, but he still has the evil and issues that Vegeta never properly got over.
  • Power Up Let Down: Even Vegito's ungodly power comes with a drawback; he cannot maintain Super Saiyan 3 for more than 15 seconds, due to the way it drains his energy, he's become so strong, it depletes just that fast.
    Vegito: Absolutely. I would not be able to hold it for more than ten seconds. My power is so great that the time is accelerated. When I was Goku, I could easily take ten or twenty minutes in Super Saiyan 3. Especially when I was dead, as my body didn't have to worry about the strain as much. Level 3 transformation is not like the other two. It's like channeling all that power into the force of a single blow. The power of the Level Three I used on Broly might be a hundred times more powerful than that which Goku of the Universe 18 would have been capable of, but in comparison it would have been a much shorter blow.
  • Reluctant Psycho: He's got some very disturbing Ax-Crazy tendencies under the surface that have even tried to push him to hurt his own family in order to satisfy his need for a fight, like kidnapping Pan to try and push Gohan into going Papa Wolf on him. He's aware that he's not entirely well and is not happy about it and tries to suppress this side of him as best as he can.
  • Skewed Priorities: During the Majin rebellion when most of the contestants including him were teleported away, Vegito wants to get back, because he's "missing out on all the action" rather than any genuine concern for his family.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Deconstructed; Vegetto knows he's OP, and is frustrated no-one's on his level. He's relieved when he fights Broly, someone finally on his level to the point of stretching out the fight to long. Vegetto's only defeated by an equally broken tactic, and even then it's only by a technicality.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Him and U16 Bra are among the most focused on characters outside of the Main Universe.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Him deciding to go SSJ3 against Ginyu in Bra's body, who can only reach SSJ2, is weaker than Vegito in every same transformation, so SSJ2 Vegetto would already be enough to comfortably win the fight.
  • Tranquil Fury: The only true emotion that can be described from Vegito's face is controlled but pure, white-hot rage as he describes in bit by bit detail to Ginyu, who's taken over Bra's body, that if he does not bring her back he would obliterate his soul altogether.
    • He has another moment of this in the novelization. When a intergalactic crime boss makes the very grave error of attacking his family while he's off-world, Vegito and the Kais make a plan to deal with him. Later, when said crime boss is at his home with his family and protected by his guards, Vegito proceeds to vanish everyone in the area except him, and then sits at his table and reads his newspaper while drinking a cup of tea, before calmly threatening him with a Slasher Smile that if he doesn't renounce his criminal activities and start making his planet a better place as well as leaving his family, then very bad things will start happening to him and his family in return.
  • Troll: Enjoys getting on Cell's nerves in regards to his Cell Jrs, asking why Cell has two children after they got revived, and later telling Cell to try not to kill any of them when he goes inside.
  • Warrior Prince: As he's the fused form of Goku and Vegeta, technically, has inherited Vegeta's royal title, making him "Prince Vegito". It is unknown, however, if like Vegeta, he takes pride in or even preserves this.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In the novelisation, he's on the receiving end by U18 Vegeta of all people. After all the unconverted contestants were teleported away so as not to interfere in Babidi's coup, Vegito confidently reassures that there's nothing to worry about saying that Babidi is no threat. Vegeta angrily calls Vegito out on his blase attitude, pointing out that not everyone is invincible as Vegito is. They, including Vegito's own family, are thus in grave danger.
  • World's Strongest Man: And Vegito is very much aware of it.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Along with Would Hurt a Child; Vegito, in the past, due to his frustration at the lack of any challenge, once thought of threatening Pan, his own granddaughter, to make Gohan fight him. He was more than a little digusted with himself for the thought.

  • Adaptational Badass: Unlike canon Gohan, this Gohan didn't stop training and still has access to his potential unlocked (Ultimate) state.
  • Badass Bookworm: Became a scholar, but he's still a top fighter in his universe.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a fundamentally decent person and generous soul while also being one of the most powerful fighters in his Universe and has a legendary capacity for Unstoppable Rage when pushed too far.
  • Despair Event Horizon: What causes his death, after seeing his Brainwashed And Axe Crazy surrogate sister kill his mentor/closest friend Piccolo while using looted Sensu Beans to recover from the major injurgy Gohan managed to inflict on her, he sinks to his knees and laments that the fight is hopeless because no matter how much he brings to bear he only succeeds in dragging out what appears to be a losing battle while watching those he loves die. Majin Bra uses the opening this gives to strike a mortal blow while his guard is down.
  • Disappointed in You: His final words before dying is to possibly lament his disappointment in Bra for willingly succumbing to Babidi's control or atleast for Badidi's will being stronger than hers.
  • The Glasses Come Off: When Bra gets enraged over Pan's death and attempts to kill Bojack, jeopardizing their placement in the tournament and Pan's resurrection.
  • Good Is Not Soft: By chapter 68, Babidi's stunts have gotten him angry. He beats Nappa and Kakarotto into pieces and disintegrates Ginyu in the first five pages.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Gets brutally bisected by Majin Bra.
  • Nice Guy: Gohan is by far the nicest person in Universe 16 next to Pan. Which isn't actually saying much since, outside of Piccolo, Videl and Pan, almost everyone from this universe is a Manchild, with Vegetto and Bra being the most standout examples.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: By abandoning his fight with Majin Cell to save U18 Videl from Nappa, it left the evil android free to murder the Universe 19 warriors, the Piccolos and the Videl from his own universe. To make matters worse, Cell proceeds to murder U18 Videl as well.
  • Only Sane Man: The voice of reason among his more reckless, aggressive family members like Vegetto and Bra. He's usually the one to talk sense into them and restrain them from misbehaving.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Gohan gets incensed near this level as he rescues U18!Videl from Majin Nappa, U18!Goten from Majin Kakarot in an extremely gruesome manner, literally tearing them apart with his fists, and one-shot kills Ginyu/Cold with an energy beam, albeit still in a somewhat controlled way. However, it truly reaches this point when Majin Cell kills his Videl along with both Piccolo's before going on to murder U18!Videl for an extra kick. Gohan proceeds to power up and literally vaporize Majin Cell (and U18!Videl's corpse) while snarling in murderous rage.
  • Team Dad: He's an actual father to Pan, but he also acts as the parental figure to all members, due to Vegetto's irresponsibility making him unable to fill the role.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Oh boy,The Majin Uprising turns into this for him with tragic results. In short order Cell murders both Videl's and seemingly Piccolo's apparently to spite Gohan for abandoning their fight to try and save U18!Videl from Nappa, which by turns leaves him weeping over U16!Videl's corpse and flying into a disturbing berserk rage aimed at Cell, right after this he is confronted by Majin Bra who is reveling in her newfound state and gleefuly goes for the kill, after a grueling fight Gohan manages to land a major hit on Bra ...... only for her to murder U16!Piccolo and heal herself with a Sensu bean. Seeing his mentor figure die at the hands of his surrogate sister ontop of everything else pushes pushes Gohan past the Despair Event Horizon and leaves him open to a lethal attack from Bra.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Majin Cell gloats to him about killing both Piccolos and Videl. Cue the mother of energy beams literally vaporizing him.
  • Tranquil Fury: After Pan is murdered by Bojack in the ring, Gohan is incensed by this, and although he still holds onto reason by calming down Bra and reminding her of the rules when she starts to get out of control, it’s clear that on a couple of occasions from the hateful Death Glare that he shoots Bojack’s way that he’s sorely tempted to go into the ring and tear him apart with his bare hands himself.


  • Badass Adorable: Just like any incarnation of Pan, only U16 Pan can also become a Super Saiyan. Didn't help her against Bojack though.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • Raichi uses her hatred to create a spirit of Pan and Bojack alongside several other competitors to fight Vegeta. Disturbingly, she and Bojack seem to be very buddy-buddy.
    • She returns for good when the wish to revive everyone who died in the second round is activated.
  • Child Prodigy: Being the child of Gohan and personally trained by Vegito will do this for you. Unlike GT Pan and U18 Pan, U16 Pan is a reasonably powerful competitor who can already become a Super Saiyan.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Bojack strangles her slowly before proceeding to snap her neck.
  • Morality Pet: She is this to Bra. She's one of the only people in the web comic that gets Bra to show her softer and more "human" side. When Pan is killed by Bojack, Bra's ready to murder the Space Pirate right there and had to be talked down by Gohan.
  • Neck Snap: How she gets killed by Bojack.
  • Nice Girl: One of the sweetest characters in the web comic, which is amazing given how dysfunctional her universe is thanks to Vegetto and Bra.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Even at the tender age of 9, she can kick more ass than most adults.
  • Reality Ensues: Goes up against someone who is massively stronger than her, ignoring her father's warnings about the strength difference and her opponent's brutality. As soon as Bojack gets serious she's overpowered and killed in short order.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Pan is a quarter Saiyan through her grandfather Goku and three-quarters human.

Son Bra
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While still a trash-talking Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy, the novelization fleshes her out as a more sympathetic character compared to her comic counterpart.
  • Ax-Crazy: After she goes Majin, Bra reveals herself to be even more nightmarishly kill-crazy and sociopathic than her father ever was under the same circumstances.
  • Age Lift: In canon Dragon Ball she's younger than Pan, in Multiverse she's older by at least 2 years.
  • Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: Probably the best example in the comic. Bra's canonical power is completely unknown because she never once fights at all. U16 Bra is said to be even stronger than Mystic Gohan. Not too surprising considering her father is Vegito.
  • Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: Her defining trait. As the daughter of Vegito, she was born with massive potential, to the point where her father is the only person in her universe that has been confirmed who we know can beat her. Because of this, and because of the fact that her father does little to curb her bad behavior, she is a extremely arrogant ball of issues. Best shown at the start of her fight with Cold, she accepts the handicap of not transforming into a Super Saiyan in order to have a more interesting fight, dismissing Gohan's reminder that she's no longer doing this for fun. However, as it turns out, she did have a backup plan: she carries senzu beans in her glove, allowing her to recover should Cold prove to be too strong.
  • Asshole Victim: When she gets body-jacked by Ginyu and left to die in his bifurcated body. Considering how she acts and retroactively what she would become, its very, very well-deserved.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Bra's Super Saiyan 2 form is normally this as it brings her to a level above Mystic Gohan but transforming into it drives her into a blind rage that makes her a threat to anyone/everyone in range.
    • Actually averted when she goes Majin, she can actually keep a focused mind and master the form.
  • Badass Adorable: In one of the specials, a 6-year-old Bra was already capable of turning Super Saiyan and rivalling the power of Gohan and Gotenks.
  • Berserk Button: Pan being killed by Bojack is something she was deeply unhappy about. Zangya taunting her about it set her off like an atomic bomb.
  • Beyond Redemption: Her brother Gohan declares her as this after she kills Nedwook with no remorse, and decides not to hold back anymore.
  • Blood Knight: Just like her father, she loves combat. This gets increased to frightening levels once she becomes a Majin.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Revealed to be under Babidi's control at the end of chapter 68. And later chapters confirm the effect is more or less total.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She wasn't what you would call a sweet kid when she was younger, though she did have her moments with Pan and Gohan. In fact, Vegito outright called her a brat when he tried to train her in the Time Chamber; after a little over two days in there, he storms out saying that she doesn't listen and actively made things harder.
  • Break the Haughty: Her confidence takes a hit after Ginyu takes over her body and she has to be rescued by Vegito.
  • Combat Pragmatist: For all her talk of her power, she has no qualms fighting dirty when on the losing end such as using senzu beans.
  • Cool Big Sis: As much of a jerkass she is to everyone else, she does act kindly like a big sister to her niece Pan.
  • Clothing Damage: Her fight with King Cold left her clothes torn and burnt, and getting dangerously close to exposing something.
  • Dark Action Girl: As Babidi's last resort, Majin Bra wrecks pretty much anyone who tries to fight her all while having the time of her life.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Child Prodigy who was born with huge power and potential much like her half-siblings Gohan, Goten, and main timeline Trunks. Bra as a child had the power of a Super Saiyan but none of the experience necessary to know how use that power safely. This results in her nearly blowing up the Earth during a fight by accident and making her incredibly hard to discipline.
    • With her transformation into a Majin, Bra becomes one of Token Evil Teammate and Good Is Not Nice characters. She has for most of her life been on the good guys' side but that was a matter of peer pressure, "fear of being judged" and Vegito being around to keep her in line. When Babidi's magic affects her and Vegito isn't around she slips into full-blown villainy.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Her expression after King Cold switch bodies with her says it all. Like everyone else, she had no clue that Ginyu was really King Cold the entire time.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Hates being called "Bra", and wishes to be referred to as "Son Bra" as she considers herself part of the Son family.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: A technique she reveals during her fight with Cold.
  • The Dragon: To Babidi after she gets Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Enfante Terrible: She nearly blows up the planet when she was a kid during a temper tantrum. Her reaction, when admonished for that, was to treat it like a slap on the wrist.
  • Extra Parent Conception: In a sense; her father is a fusion of two people.
  • Flash Step: Of both the "teleportation" and "burst of super speed" varieties.
  • Foil: To U18 Vegeta. Bra has all the qualities of Vegeta before his Character Development, being arrogant and rude even to her friends and family, and more than often puts the lives of others at risk due to her own selfishness. However, being on the receiving end of various comeuppances for his actions led Vegeta to slowly mature over time. Bra, however, due to her pampered upbringing and power, hasn't had such experiences yet and so remains a immature brat. The contrast between the two is notable when Bra falls under Babidi's control. Bra willingly submitted to Babidi as she hated trying to be good, which was one of Vegeta's reasons for letting Babidi control him. But unlike Vegeta who openly defied Babidi and acted on his own accord, ultimately having a My God, What Have I Done? style experience, Bra is completely subservient to the wizard, something that is lampshaded by U18 Gohan.
  • Foreshadowing: Her Superpowered Evil Side, belligerent attitude, the Troubling Unchildlike Behavior shown in her Special and how Ginyu manages to control her tremendous power because she is not pure of heart. All of these things foreshadow Babidi being able to take her over because she has some very nasty issues below her education as one of the good guys.
  • Freudian Excuse: A lot of her issues can be attributed to Vegito's "parenting" skills. He never tried to properly raise her outside of just training her, and would quickly give up whenever he failed to discipline her during her temper tantrums. He also tends to place rather unrealistic expectations on her when it comes to protecting the universe, which only drives her insecurities even further.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Bra is on the side of the good guys, but isn't the most moral of people.
  • Guile Hero: Despite her Blood Knight tendencies, it turns out that Bra is fully capable of outmaneuvering her opponents when the situation calls for it. Bulma is her mom, after all:
    • Against Eleim, when his technology made the gravity of the arena super-powerful, she quickly realized that all she had to do was not touch it. When he resorted to using carbonite, she quickly removed her glove rather than waiting to figure out what it was or give it a chance to spread. She then defeated Eleim by simply teleporting him dozens of light-years away from the tournament, out of sight, rather than beating him down and risking him using more carbonite.
    • Against King Cold, where she had agreed to a handicap of not transforming, despite Cold revealing a sixth form with a power roughly equal to that of Perfect Cell, she is able to quickly engage Cold in a ki-tossing tennis match that wears Cold down, throwing in several ki blasts of her own to put additional pressure on Cold. He takes exception to that and pummels her to within an inch of her life, but Bra had several senzu beans hidden in her gloves, allowing her to recover.
    • In comic 1220, Bra further revealed that she can create some kind of solid duplicate of herself, allowing for further misdirection of her foes, particularly when coupled with her Instant Transmission ability.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: To the point that killing Zangya in a single blow is considered a marker of restraint. Lampshaded by Vegeto during Bra's special chapter. They went in the Room of Time & Space to Teach Her Anger so she can learn to control it. Vegito returned with half of his clothes destroyed, about to give up on doing that. Gohan, Trunks and Bulma wonder what happened.
  • Hate Sink: Beneath the power and status as the prodigious daughter of the most powerful being in her universe is a rather pathetic Psychopathic Womanchild who sees the tournament being a school playground for her to be The Bully. Throughout all her appearances, she constantly trash-talks both friends and enemies alike simply for not being as strong as her or her father. And for all her smugness and pride in her strength and Saiyan heritage, she shows no qualms using Senzu beans if she's actually on the losing end of a fight, something that pure-blooded Saiyans like Vegeta show scorn for. Her only redeeming traits were her love for her niece and brother. Once she becomes a Majin, however, even that goes out the window when she gleefully murders Gohan in a brutal fashion. To top it all off, her descent into evil was simply because she hated protecting those she sees as weak and were thus unworthy of living. The sheer pettiness in her motivations causes her to avert Evil Is Cool.
  • Hero Killer: She kills Nedwook, both Piccolos and her brother Gohan.
  • Hypocrite: So someone who uses technology or magic to fight is a dirty coward, but when you use things like ki blasts, interstellar teleportation, solid afterimages that traps your opponent after being hit, and senzu beans in the middle of a fight, it's totally fair, huh?
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: The novelization implies that for all her haughtiness, deep-down she suffers from insecurities since she was a kid of being unable to match her father and half-brother's skill levels.
  • Jerkass:
    • She behaves like a spoiled teenager with superpowers, which is essentially what she is.
    • She's even more of a Jerkass in the novelization. One such example is when Pan is fighting against Bojack and fails to do any real damage to him, she initially wants to forfeit, but doesn't because she's afraid that Bra will mock her for being a coward. As a result... Well, let's just say it's a good thing the Dragon Balls are on standby.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: As Majin Bra, she reveals the depth of her selfishness and cruelty by admitting how much she hated trying to be a good person and protecting others, her eagerness to fight and kill both Gohans, despite the fact both had just lost their wives, and has completely and maybe even willingly succumbed to Babadi's mind-control with none of the Fighting from the Inside Vegeta did, reveling in her newfound evil.
  • The Juggernaut: As a Super Saiyan 2 Majin, Bra is nigh unstoppable. Whatever the heroes throw at her, she easily No Sells most of it, only managing to get a few good hits in by catching her off-guard. But she just undoes whatever progress they made by eating senzu beans, until they run out and she no longer has that option.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: As is noted under Morality Pet, Gohan is one of the few people Bra genuinely listens to and respects, with her flashback special showing him spending time with her when she was a child and playing games together. As a Majin however, she gleefully attacks both U18 and her universe's Gohan while making it clear she intends to kill them both. She eventualy straight up killing her universes Gohan with a smile on her face, showing that she far off the deep end.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Once she becomes a Majin, it signifies the Darkest Hour for the heroes. This was compounded by her brutal killing of Nedwook, both Piccolos, and her own brother Gohan.
  • Lack of Empathy: She's a massive Jerkass but has a few redeeming traits. Once she becomes a Majin, however, she shows no qualms hurting and killing her loved ones, all with a Slasher Smile on her face.
  • Laser Blade: Another one of her techniques revealed during her fight against Cold, likely a variation on Vegito's Spirit Sword technique.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After spending almost the entirety of her screen time being a Smug Super, Bra's ego finally gets the better of her when she goes up King Cold who promptly exploits her ego/her not seeing him as a threat to beat her nearly to death, even when she rallies and wins the fight she gets body-swapped by Ginyu, who had been masquerading as King Cold the whole time.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In her universe, she's second only to Vegito in terms of raw power and she uses teleportation regularly as part of her fighting style.
  • Morality Pet:
    • Pan is one, with Bra acting as a Cool Big Sis to her. When she gets killed by Bojack, Bra goes absolutely ballistic.
    • Gohan is also one, being her mentor when she was a child and is one of the very few people that Bra treats with absolute respect. He is also the only one capable of stopping Bra's Unstoppable Rage without having to resort to violence like Vegito does.
  • More Than Mind Control: Though she falls under Babidi's thrall and is devoted to the evil wizard, Bra's cruelty and selfishness are simply projected outwards as opposed to being compelled by Babidi.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's very attractive, fights in very tight clothes, suffers a lot of Clothing Damage in her fight against King Cold, and there's a lot of focus on her chest and rear during her fights.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Breaks down in tears and a Heroic BSoD after she blasts Vegito and Gohan while crazed from powering up to Super Saiyan 2 during the fight against Zen Buu.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: After nearly being killed during the match against King Cold, Bra reveals that she can create a solid After Image that can be broken and spread goo over the opponent to hold them down. Vegito explains it as a modified version of Gotenks' Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack.
  • Plot Armor: Majin Bra is a villainous version of this. On various occasions, she gets brought on to the brink of defeat, but her abuse of using senzu beans meant that she could easily undo whatever damage the heroes manage to do.
  • Reluctant Hero: Deconstructed Majin Bra reveals that she never really cared about her duties to protect her universe. She only followed in her father's footsteps due to peer pressure and Vegito's own unrealistic expectations.
  • Shadow Archetype: Serves as one to Gohan, especially during the Cell Saga. Both of them are saiyan-human child prodigies with abnormally high power at birth who were pushed to fight from a young age by their father's, with bouts of explosive rage and have a SS2 state that serves as a Superpowered Evil Side. But while Goku eventually came to understand that Gohan truly didn't like fighting and stopped pushing him, due to his own hang-ups Vegito has had no such revelations. Bra is a look at what Gohan could have become if Goku had just never stopped pushing him to fight or if he had been raised by someone with Vegeta's issues.
    • An argument could be made that if U13 Vegeta represents what canon Vegeta could have been if he remained the genocidal space pirate under Freeza, Bra is what he could have been if he remained the same arrogant and self-serving Token Evil Teammate Jerkass that he was during the Android/Cell saga who never learned humility.
  • The Sociopath: Though already have a list of nasty traits from the get-go, becoming a Majin turns them Up to Eleven.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Her Super Saiyan 2 form, where she would quickly give in to her anger and go berserk. Made more poignant when Ginyu using her body as well as her Majin self were both able to control this form.
  • Smug Super: Being the child of Vegetto and trained by him personally, she is very powerful and boy, does she know it.
  • Trash Talk: Bra occasionally engages in this, mostly about how she is more powerful than her opponent.
  • Teleport Spam: More so than any other character in Multiverse capable of it, Bra makes prolific use of her ability to teleport wherever she wants, whenever she wants.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: As Majin Bra she admits that she hated struggling with her moral consciousness and protecting those she saw as weak, so as Babidi has removed all those restraints, she's more than happy to give in to her darker side and fight both Gohans.
  • Undying Loyalty: Surprisingly as Majin Bra she displays this towards Babidi dedicating her energy to protecting him, freaking out and rushing to his defense when he is in danger to the point of abandoning enjoyable fights and passing up the chance to fight strong opponents if it means dealing with threats to his safety ie teleporting U18!Gohan into deep space because he was trying to bypass her and attack Babidi..
  • Unstoppable Rage: Bra has a bit of a temper to put it mildly, and it is only worsened by transforming into Super Saiyan 2. As a result, she is forbidden from doing this considering that she can barely control herself in that form.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: The novelization implies that Bra suffers from the stress and pressure to meet her father's expectations and succeed him as protector of the universe.

    Universe 17: Cell 
Like various other universes in the story, U17 is the result of a villain winning. Gohan in this universe would lose against Cell, with the rest of the Z Fighters getting slaughtered afterwards. Cell would then go on to kill the rest of the humans and others in the universe to become the sole representative of U17, alongside a Cell Jr note .

  • Abusive Parents: Tells his Cell Jr. that he will make him stronger before he fights Gast, only to kill it and create a stronger one.
  • Affably Evil: Page 120 has Cell acting like a father to two Cell Jrs, carrying one on his shoulders and holding the other's hand. Of course this is dampened by the fact he unflinchingly kills one, so he can make a stronger replacement, during the tournament.
  • Batman Gambit: He pushes Gohan past the Rage Breaking Point to get Curb Stomped, so as to test if his training his core to resist obliteration succeeded. (It did.) And he gains a hefty power boost from recovering a near-death experience in the process.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He wanted above all else a rematch with Gohan at the top of his game. He got his wish, and was soundly obliterated in a single move. Subverted in the end as he survives, having trained specifically for this.
  • Blood Knight: Just like any Saiyan. Cell notes that, while he is relieved Vegito got disqualified (because Lord knows he's the most powerful person around, there's no way anyone could win without the cheap trick Vegito was defeated by) he also says that he feels disappointed because his Saiyan nature craves a challenge.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Downplayed. While he's controlled by Babidi, he's not blindly obedient to the wizard and still shows more independence compared to the other brainwashed victims of Babidi. In the end, he completely rejects him and start fighting with the heroes.
  • Character Development: We don't get to see it, but it's clear Cell has changed quite a bit after his victory over Gohan. To the point of sparing U18 Bra and faking killing U16 and U18 Piccolo as part of a long-term plan.
  • The Chessmaster: During Babidi's coup, he's shown to have flawlessly outmaneuvered everyone on both sides with them being none the wiser until the climax.
  • Deal with the Devil: He offers to do anything U16 Gohan wants to Bojack (who killed U16 Pan) in exchange for a duel with Gohan far away from the arena. Gohan turns him down, though.
    • He's on the receiving end with Babidi. Initially, Cell resists Babidi's attempts to brainwash him only for Babidi to offer Cell the power he needs to get stronger. Thus, Cell lets Babidi control him in exchange for that power. Subverted when it's revealed he's not being controlled by Babidi and is in fact actively working against him.
  • Did Not See That Coming: When Dabura's spit starts to turn him to stone, he has a massive Freak Out.
  • Didn't Think This Through: When Cell Jr is put up against Gast, he decides to Kill and Replace him with the most powerful Cell Jr he could make. The thing is that Cell has been trying to pretend that he hasn't improved since the Cell games and the new Jr is on par with SSJ2s, exposing to everyone who knows him that he's been holding back significantly. To rub salt on the wound, Gast ends up beating the Jr with little effort.
  • The Dragon: To Babidi after becoming a Majin, being his second strongest fighter behind Majin Bra who was kept in reserved as a trump card.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Of course, it's later revealed that Cell has been secretly plotting against Babidi the whole time, and only "submitted" to his control simply out of convenience.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: After being one of the key players in the Majin rebellion on both sides, Cell gets taken out of the fight in the final battle against Majin Bra and he's not seen for the rest of the chapter. When the next chapter gives a Hope Spot of him jumping back into the battle, he gets unceremoniously killed.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: His Cell Juniors love him as a father, even if he does not reciprocate. The remaining tiny Cell Junior even cries after Majin Bra destroys Cell's nucleus.
  • Evil vs. Evil: He's still just as evil as ever, even before he becomes a Majin. However, he betrays Babidi and fights Majin Bra, who even Cell sees as the main threat.
  • Facepalm: Does this after his new Cell Jr. does something stupid during his fight with Gast.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Much like U4 Buu, he seems to have mellowed out of his sadism on the surface, but still retains his smarmy and demeaning wit to everyone else around him along with casual cruelty towards his offspring.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Shocking as it may seem, Cell seems to hold no grudges against Gohan for humiliating and nearly killing him. Downplayed however in that he wants nothing more than a rematch with him at the top of his game, so his near defeat is clearly still fresh in his mind.
  • From a Single Cell: Much like in the manga, Cell has a nucleus that as long as it remains intact allows him to regenerate even if the rest of his body is obliterated. Cell reveals that he trained himself to reinforce his nucleus to protect it from wide-ranged attacks, but it is sadly still vulnerable to concentrated ones.
  • Genius Bruiser: In addition to his tremendous might, Cell proves an excellent schemer expert in Batman Gambits.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Multiple times, which Cell abuses alongside his Adaptive Ability after every near-death experience to become more powerful in a short span of time. Most notably when he rips off his own head to survive after being hit by Dabura's Stone Spit. He can even survive obliteration from a Wave-Motion Gun.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: His entire battle with Dabura, where he spent the whole fight at the same level he was in the Cell Games. The resulting fight was fairly even, though Cell won it handily. After it's revealed that he can make Cell Juniors far above that level, he drops the act and decides to spend the rest of the tournament going all-out.
  • Irony: In the novelisation he dismisses a challenge from U16 Bra viewing her as inferior compared to Gohan, come the Majin Rebellion and Cell admits that Majin Bra's power exceeds his own and pretty much all his plans are about preparing for her being unleashed.
  • Kick the Dog: He murders both Videls to spite Gohan. Played with because while it was part of his plan, it was still a cruel move on his part.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: After the aforementioned killing of Pan by Bojack, it felt good to see the space pirate get the shit kicked out of him by Cell.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Sucks up Hirudegarn after it turned into smoke. This was the result when it solidified again.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Uses Piccolo's ability to turn giant during his battle against Hirudegarn.
  • Pet the Dog: His Deal with the Devil is actually the closest we see Cell displaying a degree of empathy for another person besides himself.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Willingly declares himself on the heroes' side against Majin Bra, but only because he knows full well that he stands no chance without them.
  • Smug Smiler: It wouldn't be Cell if he didn't do this at least once. However, the grin he gives during his fight with Dabura has to win the award for maximum smugness.
  • Spanner in the Works: Becomes one during Babidi's coup. While seemingly under Babidi's control, Cell has been secretly working against the wizard the whole time, secretly manipulating events in the heroes' favor in preparation for when Babidi unleashes Majin Bra. Had he not done so, it's very unlikely that the heroes would be able to go as far as they could.
  • Taught by Experience: When he's under Babidi's control he immediately goes after Gohan, knowing full well how dangerous he is. He seemingly repeats the exact same mistake of pissing him off, but in fact it was all part of his plan. In Chapter 70, he revealed that he trained his nucleus to survive attacks like that.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Having trained since the Cell Games, he's certainly this. Becoming a Majin gives him the extra power needed to go toe-to-toe with Mystic Gohan until Cell purposely pisses him off to test out his nucleus' newfound durability.
  • Too Powerful to Live: A reason why he gets killed by Majin Bra before he could jump back into the final battle. Due to his regenerative abilities and his Saiyan genes allowing to grow stronger after every near-death experience, Cell at this rate could become too powerful for most of the contestants who are not Vegito, Buu or Bra. Even Majin Bra as a Super Saiyan 2 had trouble dealing with Cell due to him adapting to her fighting style, meaning she had to take him out permanently before he could get any stronger.
  • Token Evil Teamate: Revealed to be this during the final stages of the Majin Rebellion, Cell is not under Badidi's control and has actually been working against the wizard's interests behind the scenes. However he is still Cell, and his methods such as murdering both Videl's to motivate Gohan "like hell" and planning to throw U18 Bra into the melee in the hopes of provoking the Gohan's to fight harder are inherantly amoral and disturbing.
  • Uniqueness Decay: He lampshades this while fighting Bojack, noting that, after he was so proud of his power when he first became Perfect Cell, both of his opponents in the tournament at that point were just as strong as he'd been in those days.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Averted. Unlike the other villains, Cell has been training after his victory. He exploits this by pretending otherwise for his entire first match, maintaining his Cell Games level of power - the protagonists all agree that there's no way he wasn't training.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Revealed to have pulled a series of quick gambits to play Babidi like a fiddle. He got Majin'd to get a power-up and a fight with Gohan, while not giving full control to Babidi. Then, he pisses Gohan off to force him to bring out the big guns. He also was revealed to NOT have killed the Piccolos and the U19 warriors, leaving allies in the fray for when they need to take out Son Bra.

    Universe 18: The Main Timeline 
U18 is the standard universe that follows the manga and anime story. The fighters in this universe include Goku, Vegeta, Uub, Pan note  and Goten & Trunks as Gotenks. Gohan, Videl, Piccolo, and Bra are spectators.

In General

  • Audience Surrogate: The "main" universe of DBM, and the introductory viewpoint to the story.
  • Combat Commentator: They all do a lot of commenting on the fights, and we often see their reaction to things.
  • Out of Focus: As a whole (and especially for Goku), U18 hasn't received all that much attention in the main story compared to some other universes. Salagir promises this will eventually change.


  • Foil: To U16 Vegito, as the de facto leaders of their respective universes. Goku is humble, relaxed, and involved, while Vegito is arrogant, irritated, and aloof. Many of the problems U16 suffers as a universe, right down to the Son and Briefs families themselves, are the result of Goku not being there.
  • Nice Guy: Freely offers his Dragon Ball wish to U19, should he win the tournament.
  • Out of Focus: Much of U18 suffers from this but Goku in particular. Despite being the main character of the entire Dragon Ball franchise, Goku hasn't been seen that much in DBM so far. All his battles have been fairly short, and he hasn't had much going on outside his tournament matches.
  • The Leader: Not only of U18, but he also takes the lead among the stranded contestants in finding the arena when they all get teleported away by Babidi.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Technically, he won his first three tournament matches like this.


  • Badass Arm-Fold: He's the only character who doesn't shield his eyes when Cell uses the Tayoken against Dabura, instead staying in this pose.
  • Blood Knight: Downplayed. Vegeta still has his Saiyan lust for battle but he's able to keep it in check these days, such as refusing to fight his U13 counterpart when provoked because there's more important things to do.
  • Cool Uncle: To Pan. It's his encouragement that keeps her from forfeiting against Kakarot, and he also has her go in alone, instead of Gohan, to rescue Videl from Majinized crowd members.
  • Foil: To U16 Vegito. Though Vegeta shares some of the key traits of Vegito as he is Vegito's component, Vegeta is far more mature and willing to set aside his pride and arrogance to protect his family.
  • Papa Wolf: Nearly jumps in to kill Hatchiyak himself when he feels his daughter is at risk.
  • "Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to both his U10 and U13 counterparts, as well as Kakarot.
  • So Proud of You: To U12 Trunks, after their fight.
    "It wasn't bad, my son."
  • The Lancer: While still Goku's dedicated rival, Vegeta no longer bears a grudge against his fellow Saiyan and doesn't mind working alongside him.


  • Awesome by Analysis: Deduces that he and U16 Gohan think the same way and therefore can act in perfect unison.
  • Deadly Disc: Creates an absolutely massive kienzan to try and kill Babidi.
  • Foil: To U16 Gohan. The two are nigh-identical in most ways (and U18 Gohan counts on this at points), but there are still slight differences in personality between the two. For one, U18 Gohan is a bit calmer, while U16 Gohan twice powers up from rage during the Majin Rebellion. For another, during the fight with Majin Bra, when she takes a senzu bean and recovers all damage the Gohans had managed to inflict, U16 Gohan gives up and lets Bra kill him, while U18 Gohan keeps fighting and plans with U11 Buu.
  • Papa Wolf: Downplayed. Gohan is protective of Pan, but he also understands it's important for her to be strong. He negotiates with U13, not so Kakarot will forfeit to Pan, but that he just won't be sadistic.
  • World's Strongest Man: Gohan still retains this position in his universe. Goku even admits he's not sure if he could beat Gohan despite training a lot more than him.

  • Adaptational Badass: A lot more competent than GT Pan, being able to hold her own against powerful enemies. Also, she can go Super Saiyan.
  • Badass Adorable: Just like any incarnation of Pan.
  • Child Prodigy: Being the child of Gohan and personally trained by Goku will do this for you. Unlike GT Pan (who the creators openly admit to despising, along with GT in general), U18 Pan is a capable fighter, having trained under Goku. Unlike U16 Pan, however, she isn't able to transform into a Super Saiyan. Until her fight with U13 Kakarot pushed her to that level, that is.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Or in this case "like grandfather like granddaughter". Pan is just like Goku in Dragon Ball, wearing his gi, using his power pole, and even knows his Rock-Scissors-Paper technique.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Even at the tender age of 9, she can kick more ass than most adults.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Pan is pushed into transforming into a Super Saiyan by U13 Kakarotto.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Pan is a quarter Saiyan through her grandfather Goku and three-quarters human.

  • Baleful Polymorph: Turns U11 Buu into a watermelon at one point.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Though he can overpower U11 Buu temporarily through use of the Kaioken, in the end he wins by exploiting a technicality in one of the tournament rules.
  • Guile Hero: Attempts to trick U11 Buu into losing during their battle.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: After a little intervention by U4 Buu, Uub can supplement his high power and combat skill with magical abilities inherited from Kid Buu.
  • The Apprentice: To Goku.
  • Token Minority: The only member of U18 (if not the entire tournament) who is dark-skinned. There's even a minicomic that jokes about it.

Goten, Trunks, and Gotenks

  • Determinator: Goten knows he is no match for Majin Cell Jrs. or Majin Kakarot, but he'll still fight them anyway.
  • He Is All Grown Up: While adult Goten and Trunks had already appeared, adult Gotenks never had.
  • Humiliating Wager: Them and their U16 counterparts are subjected to this after their elimination, and are forced to be servants for the other characters of U16 and U18
  • Kid Hero All Grown-Up: They're both still very immature despite being adults by the time of this series. Personality-wise, Gotenks hasn't changed at all.
  • Large Ham: Gotenks is easily the hammiest, flashiest character in the series, who never stops flaunting around how awesome he his.
  • Loop Hole Abuse: Goten and Trunks thought that entering the contest as Gotenks was considered this, but turns out the Vargas don't really care.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Played with. While initially they're quite excited to meet their U16 doppelgangers, however when they are pitted against each other in the fight, where they keep making the exact same moves and leads to a very long drawn-out battle. Neither side could win until an accident on U16 Trunks' part broke the tie.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Gotenks is undoubtedly powerful, being a fusion of two Saiyans, however he has a habit of underestimating his opponents while still displaying the same arrogance.
  • Smug Super: Even more smug than the likes of Vegetto and Cell.
  • Spanner in the Works: Goten, due to not being teleported with the other contestants, is able to sneak up on the Cell Jrs keeping U18 hostage and distract them long enough for Piccolo to grab Videl and Bra and run away while Gohan deals with the Jrs.

Bra Briefs

  • A Lighter Shade of Grey: Bra is a Spoiled Brat at worst, but her behaviour is typical of teenage girls of her age. Her U16 counterpart, however, is on a whole other level of Jerkass.
  • Break the Cutie: The Majin rebellion as a whole took a toll on her due to her close brushes with death, but Cell killing Videl absolutely breaks her. The sight of him regenerating from Gohan's attack and approaching her leaves her a frightened wreck.
  • Daddy's Girl: She and Vegeta are affectionate with each other, with her calling him "Daddy" and him cradling her during Hatchiyak's scream.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She enjoys teasing Trunks, Goten, and Pan. Her humor isn't mean-spirited or insulting, though, and she never gets after her elders, unlike her U16 counterpart.
  • Foil: To U16 Bra, obviously. U18 Bra is weaker and doesn't train... but she is a whole lot nicer.
  • Girly Girl: Enjoys shopping, keeping up on the latest fashions, and flirting with boys.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames herself for U18 Videl's death during the Majin Rebellion, saying that if only she'd been stronger, it wouldn't have happened.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Bra believes her U16 counterpart needs to get a life.
  • Painted-On Pants: Wears a pair of very tight jeans.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Comparatively. She doesn't know how to fight (or even fly), but she's still strong enough to surprise Majin Nappa. Once Majin Nappa gets his bearings, though, he easily mops the floor with her.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Since she's Vegeta's daughter, she's (relatively) massively strong despite never training a day in her life, something Videl thinks isn't fair.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair, like her big brother.


  • Back in the Saddle: Even after years of motherhood, when ambushed in the U18 apartments by Majinized spectators, Videl doesn't need help fighting them off.
  • No Body Left Behind: Her body gets vaporised in the cross-fire when U16 Gohan reached his Rage Breaking Point and blasts her killer into smithereens.
  • Stuffed in the Fridge: Actually exploited by Majin Cell. He kills her and her U16 counterpart to push Gohan to his limits in the imminent fight against Majin Bra.
  • The Team Normal: Though she has fighting experience and is quite strong by human standards, Videl is the only member of U18 who is a full-blooded, normal human and, as such, is far weaker than almost everyone in the story besides the spectators.

    Universe 19: Heliorians 
U19 consists of several fighters from the planet Helior, who fight using nanotechnology and advanced armor instead of ki like other fighters. Helior lived peacefully in other universes, but Frieza attacked the planet in this one, causing the Heliorians to fight back and defeat him. The fighters in this universe are Tidar note , Xeniloum note , and Eleim note . The spectators are Phipsil, Naurb, Magsuns, Loopwhirl and Nedwook.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: God's Blade definitely qualifies, capable of slicing through the ring, and Eleim's version can even cut through the audience's shield. God's Blade is shown to be able to slice through a Super Saiyan, and critically wound a Super Saiyan 2. At the same time.
  • Action Girl: Phipsil is the sole female member of the team. And she can kick as much butt as the rest of her team. Just ask Dabura and the gaping hole in his chest.
  • Apocalypse How: Carbonite turns everything it touches into more of itself. The Heliorians accidentally unleashed it on their planet basically causing a "gray goo" event (apparently it can't spread by air, though...) The destruction level is planetary with physical annihilation. The Heliorians worry that ejecture from an asteroid impact could start the spread of the stuff throughout the universe eventually turning all physical matter into carbonite. The only way to get rid of it for sure is to completely vaporize it (like with Buu). Needless to say, they don't have the power to completely wipe out their own planet.
  • Artificial Gravity: The Ultra Armor can increase the weight of what it's wearer touches.
  • Badass Normal: In a tournament where all the other competitors are insanely powerful, these guys have the cajones to compete without any special powers whatsoever.
  • Combat Pragmatist: All of them, but especially Eleim qualify. Eleim, in his fight with Bra used every trick in his disposal, and even was willing to use carbonite to win, despite the possible risks.
  • Deflector Shields: Their armor comes with them. They are impressively powerful, able to tank shots from Super Saiyan 1 Bra and Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: After Naurb is shot dead, he starts to say "I love you" before he keels over. It's unclear who he is talking to, be it Babadi or one of the four other soldiers he was trying to hold hostage.
  • Future Spandex: All the Heliotes wear this under their Powered Armor, except for Tidar.
  • Laser Blade: Their ultra armours are capable of generating energy blades from their wrists for close combat.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Once they saw how formidable the competition is, they decide to upgrade to their ultra armors, and don't hesitate to use carbonite if necessary.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Tidar uses a barrage of missiles aginst Uub, which not only home in on him but were filled with toxic chemicals.
  • Mauve Shirt: Phipsil and Nedwook were only spectators, but by the time of the Majin Rebellion they've received more screentime and onscreen victories than some of the U19 contestants, and have featured prominently on several chapter covers. Phipsil in particular wasn't even introduced until page 1331 but has probably had the largest role of any U19 member besides Eleim.
  • Mexican Standoff: When one of their own gets Majinized by Babadi, he holds his fellow soldiers hostage. However, since he's 4 against 1, they give him one chance to back down before they all try to shoot them. It's a costly victory that ends up with 2 of their own dead, but at least that freed them up to make a stand against the other Majins.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Phipsil normally wears practical, conservative armor like the other Heliotes, but once she loses it during the Majin Rebellion it's clear she's an attractive woman in Sensual Spandex.
  • Neck Snap: How Bra kills Nedwook.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Their Ultra Armors are strong enough to defeat a Super Saiyan 2, and they can produce more of them. Against the strongest fighters in the tournament, however, even Super Saiyan 2s are lacking.
    • Tidar went up against Uub without his Ultra Armor, and was killed until the Dragon Balls wished him back.
    • Xeniloum went up against Zen Buu, who is easily a contender for being the most powerful being in the tournament.
    • Eleim went up against U16 Bra, who has so far made it to the quarter-finals and was able to defeat King Cold (who is stated to be as strong as Perfect Cell) in her base form.
  • Powered Armor: The Heliorians use them to compensate their lack of ki abilities, and they are INCREDIBLY effective.
  • Remember the New Guy?: The U19 roster has been in flux throughout DBM's runtime, with many characters, weapon and armor designs, and even names getting changed over the years. Most of the group had been nailed down by the second round, but it was only completely finalized around the time of Gast vs. Raichi.
  • Sphere of Destruction: Their Ultra Armor can make a small sphere which, when it detonates, can destroy anything weaker than a Super Saiyan 2.
  • Team Spirit: It's implied the Heliorians generally win battles by working together, since Nedwook and Phipsil are flabbergasted during the Majin Rebellion when none of their allies know any strategies besides "fight the bad guy 1v1 until somebody wins." Phipsil in particular demonstrates she's a team player when she defends U16 Gohan from Majin Bra.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Naurb. The others are surprised when he's revealed as a Majin, so it's clear he's not that bad of a guy under normal circumstances. Still, he's the only member of the group with enough evil in his heart for Babidi to control.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Given what we've said about carbonite, for some reason the Heliorians still allow the stuff to be loaded into their ultra armors.

    Universe 20: Broly 
U20 consists of one sole fighter: Broly. Though Broly's death was the same in many universes (his body collided with a nearby star), U20 Broly, by a stroke of luck, was flung out into space instead. He promptly returned to Earth and killed everyone, but he became frozen in an iceberg (as he was stuck, well, in space). note 

  • Adaptational Badass: This Broly is MUCH stronger than his movie counterpart. It takes a Super Saiyan 3 Vegito to even knock him out.
    • This is mainly the result of his Legendary Super Saiyan form being given this treatment. In the movies, the Legendary Super Saiyan form is simply a massive power up much like any other Super Saiyan form. But here it has the added bonus of Gathering Steam.
  • Berserk Button: Goku, as usual.
  • The Berserker: Broly is the same uncontrolled mass of rage and destruction he was in his films.
  • Cold Opening: The first chapter showed scenes of him and Vegito fighting.
  • Flat Character: Just a mindless beast of adrenaline only concerned with fighting Kakarotto.
  • Gathering Steam: His Legendary Super Saiyan form allows him to get stronger the longer a fight drags out, allowing him to catch up to Vegito, at least until the latter becomes a Super Saiyan 3 and takes him out of the fight there and then.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Broly is so powerful that he is the first one to ever harm Vegito.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: While he loses his first match and is sent to his home universe soon after, his fight with Vegetto showed everyone else what kind of power they have to overcome in order to have a chance to win the tournament. And when it's shown that Raichi can summon his U3 iteration in his Legendary Super Saiyan form the reaction can best be summarized as a Mass "Oh, Crap!".
  • Story-Breaker Power: Here, as a Legendary Super Saiyan his power increases seemingly without end, with the only drawback being he'll eventually die young because of it. Even Vegito doesn't end up finishing him off, they have to send him back to his own universe.

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