Characters who either only appear in filler, movies, and specials, in order of appearance.
Races in the Universe
Yardrats (ヤードラット星人, Yādoratto-seijin)
A race of aliens with the ability of the Instant Transmission. They were planned to be conquered by the Ginyu Force, but were saved indirectly by Goku and Vegeta during the Planet Namek incident. After Namek's destruction, Goku arrived there, and the Yardrats taught him the Instant Transmission technique and took care of him for half a year.
For some reason, the Yardrats also exist on Universe 2, and one of them is part of Universe 2's team during the Tournament of Power.
- Ascended Extra: While an individual Yardrat (with the pink Toei design) served as a notable member of Team Universe 2 during the Tournament of Power, the Yardrats of Universe 7 finally become relevant again in the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga as Vegeta travels to their planet in order to learn their mysterious techniques.
- They also bear relevance in Dragon Ball Online, having been commissioned to mass produce time machines for Earth as early as 100 years before the start of the game.
- The Ghost: They never appear directly in the manga, with the anime adaptation of Z creating a design for them. Amusingly, Akira Toriyama's design for them in Dragon Ball Online looks very different. They finally appear in person in the Galactic Prisoner Arc when Vegeta needs help to deal with Moro.
- Ki Manipulation: They're capable of this, but in a very unique way. Rather than mastering the physical augmentation the heroes did, they studied the nature of Ki, which they call Spirit, and as a result, have mastered techniques like Instant Transmission. This is why Vegeta heads here to learn from them to counter Moro.
- Me's a Crowd: Their Spirit Control allows them to multiply at will. Unlike Multi-Form, however, this is something they're capable of spamming in large numbers and were able to effectively fool someone capable of ki sense into thinking they're separate beings.
- Sizeshifter: Their Spirit Control allows them to increase their size at will, and maintain it casually.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Before Jimizu appeared alongside Universe 2's team in Super, they never directly appeared in the series, but they taught Goku the Instant Transmission technique, which helped him save the day on many occasions.
- Weak, but Skilled: They are a rather weak race when it comes to fighting, but they have control over space and time, and their Instant Transmission technique is among the most useful techniques in the series. They explain in the Galactic Prisoner Arc that this is because they've studied the nature of Ki itself, which they call Spirit, and while weak in terms of their actual power level, are far, far more skilled in what they can actually do with it compared to the heroes.
- You Don't Look Like You: They look quite different when they reappear in Dragon Ball Online. The Galactic Prisoner Arc eventually explains that they're two different subspecies of Yardrats that both live on the planet.
Tuffles (ツフル人, Tsufuru-jin)
Before King Vegeta conquered what would be known as Planet Vegeta, there was Planet Plant, with its inhabitants known as the Tuffles. The Tuffles were a highly advanced race of pacifist Human Aliens, who had to coexist with the violent Saiyans. They were exterminated by King Vegeta, making their race extinct.
In the OVA Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, the last surviving artifact made by the Tuffles, Hatchiyack, and the ghost projection of Doctor Lychee, plans to have Revenge by Proxy by destroying the last surviving Saiyans and the Earth. In Dragon Ball GT, the Tuffles appear again in Baby, who thanks to the Tuffle technology, managed to retain the genetic memory of every single Tuffle.
For some reason, the Tuffles appear to also exist on Universe 2, and one of them is part of Universe 2's team during the Tournament of Power.
- Alternate History: In Dragon Ball Heroes, the Tuffles used to exist in Universe 6, but have a much different history than the ones in Universe 7.
- The Saiyans never occupied their planet and lived beside the Tuffles since they never destroyed their original home planet, Planet Sadala.
- The origin of Neo Machine Mutant Tuffles like Baby is different. Instead of being created to avenge the Tuffles, they were simply created to be the Ultimate Lifeforms.
- The demise of the Tuffle race is different. Instead of being exterminated by the Saiyans, they were wiped out by their own creations, Neo Machine Mutant Tuffles Oren and Kamin.
- Canon Foreigner: They are never directly stated to exist in either the manga or Dragon Ball Minus, debuting Z filler, though the backstory of the Tuffles and Saiyans comes from a memo by Toriyama.
- Canon Immigrant: The Tuffles are a canon species as of Super, where a member of its race fights in the Tournament of Power for Universe 2.
- Edible Theme Naming: The Japanese name is a pun on the loanword for "fruit".
- The Farmer and the Viper: According to Dr. Lychee, the Tuffles tried to help the Saiyans but were instead exterminated by them. It should be noted, however, that this account isn't exactly backed up by what we see in flashbacks: while the Saiyans did make war on the Tuffles (and ultimately wiped them out), they were shown as living in primitive conditions prior to King Vegeta's war, implying that the Tuffles weren't quite as generous to the invaders as Lychee paints them as being.
- Foil: To the Saiyans. Both are Human Aliens, but while the Saiyans were barbaric, the Tuffles were pacific and highly technological.
- Human Aliens: Like the Saiyans, they are downright identical to the Earthlings, but they're smaller than Saiyans.
- Lost in Translation: The original Japanese name is a pun on the Japanese loanword for "fruit", where the kana is rearranged similar to how the Japanese name for "Saiyan" is the kana for "vegetable" in reverse. The English name doesn't retain the pun.
- Posthumous Character: The Tuffles are stated to be extinct in every media they appear. Its last surviving member, Doctor Lychee, also passed away and was reborn as a Ghost Warrior by Hatchiyack.
- Sufficiently Advanced Alien: They are stated to be great scientists, and during the conflict between the Tuffles and the Saiyans, they fought with their many weapons. Alas, they didn't survive, but according to a source, the Scouters that allow the Frieza Empire to read power levels were created by them. This also extends to their "survivors" Doctor Lychee, who is a Ghost Warrior created by the supercomputer Hatchiyack, and Baby, who is a parasite with the genetic memory of King Tuffle.
Plants (プラント, Puranto-seijin)
The indigenous population of Planet Plant which appear in Episode of Bardock. Their planet was eyed out by the Galactic Frieza Army founder, Chilled, who tried to attack it with his men in an invasion, but it was repelled by Bardock.
- Ambiguous Situation: Its never clear what happened to them after Bardock saved them from Chilled. Did they evolve to become the Tuffles, or were a separate race altogether? One thing is for certain: they were wiped out by the Saiyans. Then again, coming from a What If? story is pretty likely they never existed in the first place.
- The Cameo: A member of the Plants can be seen as aiding Frieza's army during the Universal Survival Arc in the manga. Talk about irony, but since it's only a cameo, don't think too hard about it.
- Irony: Despite being saved by a Saiyan from Lord Chilled, it's pretty likely they end up wiped out by the Saiyans much later.
- Humanoid Aliens: Despite their weird appearances, they behave pretty much like a human tribe.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Their sole appearance is in the very controversial and dubiously canon Episode of Bardock, but have received no lore or focus afterwards, or even acknowledgement. As such, it's not known if they are to be considered as actually existing or not.
The Demon Realm's Race (魔界の種族, Makai no Shuzoku)
The Demon Realm race are a race who dwell within the Demon Realm (魔界, Makai), a dimension separated from the main mortal universe, located on the opposite side of their dimension. It is the birthplace of Dabura, king of the realm, who was brainwashed by Babidi to do his bidding three hundred years before the Majin Buu saga. According to Xenoverse, it was created by evil wizards like Demigra millions of years ago. The Demon Realm was sealed sometime after the events of Dragon Ball Z, with Towa deciding to revive it along with Mira.
The Demon Realm is a pretty interesting place, as it's a pretty minor thing in the canon series, but its inhabitants became the main antagonists in many of the video games, including Dragon Ball Online, Dragon Ball Xenoverse and Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Ascended Extra: The Demon Realm is purely stated to be the place of origin of Dabura, but never takes relevance in the manga or anime. However, the entirety of the realm became the main villains of the videogames from Dragon Ball Online to Dragon Ball Xenoverse and Dragon Ball Heroes thanks to Towa, Dabura's sister.
- Always Chaotic Evil: The Demon Realm is stated to be a place where only the wicked and corrupted exist. When Dabura was killed, King Yemma sent him to Heaven because Hell would feel too much like home. According to information, this place is ruled by dark counterparts from the Supreme Kai.
- Evil Counterpart Race: According to the Super Guide, evil Core People born from the Kaiju are sent to the Demon Realm to rule over it. They are named Makaioshin, or Demon Realm Supreme Kai, and rule over the Makaio, or Demon Kai, the equivalent of evil King Kais, and the demons.
- Hell: Averted. The Demon Realm and Hell are pretty different places, but we won't blame you if you think they are the same place. King Yemma thought that sending Dabura to Hell would feel like sending him home.
- The Ghost: The Entire Realm and its inhabitants are never seen in the manga outside of Dabura's and maybe Devilman, but the Demon Kai and Demon Supreme Kai never appear in video games outside of the manual.
- Out of Focus: Played With. While Towa, Mira, Fu and Dabura all get significant focus in suplimental materials, the specifics of the actual species of Demon and Demon Realm in general is largely up in the air. The only consistent portrayal so far is their affinity for magic carries across all known members.
- Token Wizard: In a sense. One of two species use magic as their hat, the other being Kais. But of the two, the Demon Realm's members seem to use magic much more often.
- World's Strongest Man: Dabura was the strongest demon, and ruled over the Demon Realm. He is stated to be as strong as Perfect Cell. After his death, he was succeeded by Mira, an artificial demon created by Towa combining the genes of many species, which surpassed him by a large margin.
Majin (魔人, "Djinn")
Unlike the other examples, the Majin race is a post-manga creation created for the video games of Dragon Ball Online and Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and is pretty likely not existing in canon any time soon.
- Adam and Eve Plot: In the beginning, there was only Majin Buu. Toriyama, feeling he was lonely, decided to give him a companion, thus, giving him an erotic novel owned by Mister Satan, Buu grew curious and a female was born out of him. And Toriyama thought it was hilarious. And with love-beams, the two of them spawned a child, and then many, many other children.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: They can be of any color. They can be pink like the original Buu, blue like Miss Buu, or gray like the evil side of Majin Buu.
- Cute Monster Girl: Almost all the female Majins seen are cute looking.
Earthlings (地球人 Chikyūjin)
The diverse inhabitants of planet Earth that serves as the home for Goku and his friends. On the galactic scale, Earth is considered a weak, insignificant world with little of value for aliens to plunder besides the wish-granting Dragon Balls, yet individual humans have demonstrated extraordinary potential. While Earth serves as a battleground for countless pivotal battles for the fate of the whole universe, the general populace are blissfully unaware of their alien and superhuman saviours. Nevertheless, individual humans who study the way of martial arts have proven to have extraordinary potential.
- Anthropomorphic Zig-Zag: The term "Earthling" does not exclusively refer to humans, but encompasses the whole range of sentient beings on the planet including the "Animal-types" and "Monster-types". Normal, non-sentient animals also exist. The animals and monsters were gradually phased out of the setting save for a handful of individuals as the manga's tone became more adult. It was later explained in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot that most Animal-type Earthlings were originally normal humans who consumed a drug called Animaline which was steadily phased out of society, which comes of as strange when King Furry who is the King of the Earth is one of these anthropomorphic people, and contradicts his coming from a long line of animal type Earthlings. That said, there seems to be steady supply of animal-people by the time GT rolls around.
- Arcadia: While humanity may be flawed, the Dragon World itself is portrayed as peaceful world with advanced cities and large rural areas.
- Fictional Earth: The geography, technology and history of Dragon Ball's Earth is very different to ours. The majority of human society is compressed in four large citadels in the four cardinal directions. Technology is far more advanced, yet most of the planet seems to be borderline feudal. The entire planet is ruled by a single monarch, who commands a large royal military force.
- Humans Are Bastards: Humans are generally passive and peaceful, but there are many examples throughout the series of them becoming despicable monsters. Characters like Mercenary Tao, Dr. Gero and Van Zant embody the worst of humanity. Kami even reached a Despair Event Horizon when he came to believe that humanity were unworthy of the gift of the Dragon Balls since they only used them for selfish gain.
- Humans Are Morons: Akira Toriyama seems to have a rather cynical view of humanity, since in the Dragon World they are generally portrayed as stupid, weak, gullible and overly acclimatised to peace. They unquestioningly worship Mr. Satan as their protector despite all of the obvious evidence that he is a fraud, and yet they are overly skeptical of the Z-Warriors, their true saviours. Most of them either don't believe in ki due to Mr. Satan disavowing it as "tricks", or are unaware that it exists. This becomes a critical plot point at the very end of the series when they refuse to lend Goku their energy but instantly yield when Mr. Satan asks them to. Goku, of all people, flat out calls them dumbasses.
- Humans Are Warriors: Subverted for the most part, with the exception of sufficiently powerful ones like Krillin and Yamcha. Vegeta says, somewhat condescendingly, that them giving their energy to destroy Majin Buu was their first step in becoming a warrior race.
- Insignificant Little Blue Planet: So insignificant that Bardock specifically programmed baby Kakarot's space pod to travel there since the likelihood of the Frieza Force ever noticing it was slim.
- Super Gullible: The people swallow every word Mr. Satan says with no critical thought whatsoever, no matter how absurd or illogical his justifications are.
- Technology Levels: The Dragon Ball version of Earth is pretty well off on the tech front thanks to Capsule Corporation's wondrous innovations which include Flying Cars, space travel and their patented capsule technology which allows for objects of any size to be contained in tiny pills that seem to be Bigger on the Inside. However, compared to the rest of the galaxies, Earth is still considered small-fry.
- The World Is Always Doomed: Ever since King Piccolo's revival, the Earth has been constantly under threat from hostile forces, forcing our Ragtag Bunch of Misfits to step up and save the planet.
Krillin's girlfriend during the anime's Garlic Jr. Saga. Made a brief reappearance during the Androids Saga.
- Aerith and Bob: Out of all the names in the series, Maron is a very common name to have.
- Brainless Beauty: As Korin put it, she is so dumb, even party balloons have more of a brain than her. She's also clueless enough to actually allow Roshi to take advantage of her. Lampshaded in the video game Legacy of Goku 2 if you scan her with the scouter: "Scouter analysis cannot detect any brain waves. Perhaps the scouter is malfunctioning?"
- Buxom Is Better: The girl is stacked, having a bigger bra size than Bulma. And Roshi like.
- Canon Foreigner: Only appeared in the anime.
- Canon Immigrant: A rather weird case of this. Her appereances in the Garlic Jr. and Android arcs were exclusive to the anime (in fact, the whole Garlic Jr. arc was anime-only), but while she wasn't seen after the first part of the Android Saga, she was referenced in Super when 17 mispronounced Marron's name when first meeting her, prompting 18's Berserk Button, which implies that her appereances in those arcs are canon, so apparently she's still roaming around the DB world somewhere.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Maron wasn't playing poker with Korin and Yajirobe. She was destroying them to the point Yajirobe had nothing but his underwear.
- Dub Name Change: She's Marlene in the French dub, until she's Maron again.
- Expy: Design wise, she's meant to be a sexier Bulma.
- Hidden Depths: She's extremely dumb, flirtatious and pretty nice. She's also a monster in poker, and when Maron is left with Korin and Yajirobe, she utterly cleans them out at poker (Yajirobe is down to his underwear). Yajirobe asks Korin why he can't use his mind-reading ability to beat Maron, and Korin explains that there's nothing there to read.
- I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Somehow worked on Yajirobe and Korin. Considering her looks even charmed Master Roshi's turtle it's not too hard to understand why.
- Innocently Insensitive: She has the nerve to call Bulma and Chi-Chi old, but the way it's portrayed gives one the impression that she's not really being mean and is just too stupid to know that you shouldn't do that.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: Aside from being occasionally Innocently Insensitive, she is pretty nice most of the time.
- Male Gaze: Played with her, since the camera leers along with the male characters... an explicitly "male gaze."
- Meaningful Name: Maron is French for chestnut which comes from part of Krillin's name 'kuri' also meaning chestnut.
- If you replace the 'a' with an 'o' in "Maron", you get "Moron".
- Ms. Fanservice: She is quite voluptulous and has been in a skimpy one-piece bathing suit with her large breasts on clear display. And this is the outfit that she wears for the majority of her appearances on the show.
- Mugging the Monster: She does this to Chi-Chi by insulting her by calling her an old lady. Cue Chi-Chi getting really upset and wanting to beat the crap out of her.
- Nice Girl: While utterly stupid, Maron is nothing short of kind-hearted.
- Non Sequitur Fallacy: She calls Bulma and Chi-Chi terms like "old", "middle aged", "grandma", and "auntie", even though they are nowhere near that old and aren't even twice her age (assuming Maron was only 18 when she first appeared, which she must have been at least in order to be dating Krillin, Chi-Chi and Bulma, who were 26 and 30 at the time respectively, would only have been 8-12 years older than her).
- Only One Name: Like most of the characters in the series.
- Panty Shot: Had two brief upskirts.
- Put on a Bus: One day, without warning, every single last one of her many suitors showed up and whisked her away to adventure. That was all she wrote.
- Really Gets Around: Implied, since she's very flirtatious, and the dozens upon dozens of suitors that appeared when she left the series.
- Reused Character Design: She is basically a younger version of Bulma.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Alternately "Mallon".
- Too Dumb to Fool: In an attempt to beat Maron in poker, Korin tried to read her mind. Turns out that there's nothing to read, and Korin can't do anything to prevent Maron from utterly defeating him in poker.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Subverted as Krillin wanted her to marry him, but he broke up with her instead.
- Valley Girl: Very spacey and material-oriented.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In a very similar vein to Bulma, only a much bluer tint.
Icarus (ハイヤードラゴン, Haiyaa Doragon, "Higher Dragon")
A baby dragon that befriended Gohan after Gohan rescued him from a forest fire.
- Canon Foreigner: He was created for The Tree of Might and made subsequent appearances in Lord Slug and Cooler's Revenge, all of which are Non Serial Movies, and later appeared in anime-only filler episodes.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He completely disappears after the "driving episode" of Dragon Ball Z (the last episode before the debut of the Androids). Goten mentions him at one point whilst playing with an animal out in the forest (English dub only) during the beginning of the Majin Buu saga, which seems to suggest Icarus, like many pets, died a few years before (or ran away, but which seems unlikely given its bond to Gohan).
- Cool Pet: He's basically pure wish fulfillment for young Gohan.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In The Tree of Might he actually attacks Shen Long. Fortunately, Gohan saves Haiya Dragon from the counter-attack.
- Dragon Rider: Gohan rides him sometimes, despite having a higher flight speed on his own. This is actually justified in one special: as Gohan would have been detected immediately if he used enough energy to fly, riding on Icarus allowed him to travel a great distance without being found out. Giving the dragon a Senzu Bean later on boosted his energy levels high enough for a scouter to pick up. Whoops.
- Dub Name Change: His Japanese name is Haiya (or Higher) Dragon. The only English dub to keep the original name was Ocean's uncut version of Tree of Might.
- Expy: The producers of the The Tree of Might took inspiration from Taxi Dragon from Doctor Slump.
- Meaningful Name: He was named after the Greek mythology character named Icarus, who had wax wings and flew too close to the sun.
- Morality Pet: In The Tree of Might, he calms Oozaru Gohan after he goes berserk and attacks his own father.
- No Name Given: The original French dub of Z, as usual.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Gohan in the movie and in the Garlic Jr. filler arc.
- Undying Loyalty: To Gohan, even in his Great Ape form.
Mr. Shu (周災悪 （しゅうさいあく）, Shū Sai'aku)
- A Taste of the Lash: He's a little too eager to beat his students with a whip.
- Destination Defenestration: When Chi-Chi discovers what a Jerkass he really is, she tosses him out a window.
- Dirty Coward: The minute Gohan stands up to him and breaks his whip, he freaks out and calls Chi-Chi for help.
- Hate Sink: Every moment of his screen time is spent either openly mocking and trash-talking Goku or beating Gohan with a whip for the slightest transgressions, so it's incredibly satisfying when Chi-Chi, upon realizing what a scumbag he is, throws him out a window and then chases him off of her property. For some fans, this act resulted in Chi-Chi being Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After insulting and belittling Goku and Gohan, and also whipping Gohan right in front of his mother, Mr. Shu gets what's coming to him big-time when a rightfully pissed Chi-Chi bodily throws him out the window and chases him into the horizon.
- Sadist Teacher: He beats his students with a freaking whip for the slightest transgressions. Plus (in the Japanese only) he insults Gohan's intelligence by comparing him to a pig and monkey and saying he has no academic potential. Chi-Chi didn't let him have the last laugh.
- Stern Teacher: What he initially claims himself to be to Chi-Chi. He's actually something far worse.
- Stupid Evil: He'd already successfully prevented Chi-Chi from finding out about his sadistic acts towards her son Gohan while acting as a strict teacher by making himself out as the victim and Gohan supposedly the perpetrator when the latter decides to fight back. But rather than continue capitalizing on this, immediately afterwards, he decides to insult Goku Chi-Chi's husband, mind you mocking him as a failure and how he never acts like a father to them. He also decides to whip Gohan right in front of his mother, which ended up making him obviously the guilty one. No mother would want anyone who insults their family like that to stick around, and that includes Chi-Chi, whom promptly drives him out of her house and tells him to never come back again.
- Too Dumb to Live: He frequently belittles and insults Gohan and Goku even when he has no reason to even in front of Chi-Chi.
- Whip It Good: He always carries a whip which he uses to beat his students for misbehaving or seemingly misbehaving even slightly.
Cynthia (シンシア, Shinshia)
Yuzukar (ユズカー, Yuzukā)
- Cynthia voiced by: Yoko Kawanami (Japanese)Cynthia voiced by: Kelly Sheridan (Ocean dub)Cynthia voiced by: Lydia Mackay (Funimation dub)Cynthia voiced by: Belinda Martínez (Latin American Spanish)Yuzukar voiced by: Eiji Maruyama (Japanese)Yuzukar voiced by: Don Brown (Ocean dub)Yuzukar voiced by: Chris Forbis (Funimation dub)Yuzukar voiced by: Carlos Segundo (Latin American Spanish)Yuzukar voiced by: Fábio Tomasini (Brazilian Portuguese dub)Yuzukar voiced by: Yiannis Papaioannou (Greek dub)
Goku and Piccolo's driving instructors. Both only appear in a filler episode of the Trunks Saga.
- Adaptational Wimp / Adaptational Personality Change: In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Cynthia is shown to be very nervous when teaching Piccolo and reprimands him for being reckless.
- Aerith and Bob: Cynthia is a rather common name, Yuzukar...not so much.
- Drives Like Crazy: Cynthia quickly demonstrates this Piccolo.
- Eyes Always Shut: Cynthia, except for when she is driving.
- Foil: To each other.
- Cynthia is young, female, and incredibly reckless when driving, while Yuzukar is old, male, and sticks to the rules.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Inverted. Cynthia wears blue while Yuzukar wears pink.
- Punny Name: Yuzukar = Used Car
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Yuzukar being the rule abiding blue, with Cynthia being the wild red.
- Those Two Guys: Or guy and girl in this case.
Piiza (ピーザ, Pīza)
The promotional agent for Mr. Satan, Caroni, and Piroshki who acts as a color commentator when the three fighters compete in the Cell Games. After Cell is defeated (thinking Mr. Satan defeated him), she isn't seen again until Dragon Ball Super where she now serves as Satan's limo driver and assistant.
- '80s Hair: Has full, red, shoulder-length hair.
- Canon Immigrant: Was created for the Dragon Ball Z anime but ended up appearing in Dragon Ball Super still working for Mr. Satan.
- Edible Theme Naming: Named after the circular baked dish, Pizza.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Miss Piiza looks ver similar to pro wrestling valet, Miss Elizabeth.
Caroni (カロニー, Karonī)
One of Mr. Satan's top two students who specialized in acrobatics and is the master of Kuuchuu-Sappou (Mid-Air Killer Kenpo). Entering the Cell Games alongside his teacher, the beauty-obsessed ladies man attempted to take Cell out with his "Beautiful Flying Rose Attack". Cell counters by pushing out of the ring with him slightly powering up. After the Cell Games, Caroni isn't seen again until the end of the Buu Saga and then in Dragon Ball Super where he now serves as Satan's assistant.
- Agent Peacock: Good looking and one of Hercule Satan's top students. Not nearly as strong as any villain or main character in the show, but for a regular human, he qualifies.
- Bishōnen: A very good looking guy.
- Calling Your Attacks:Caroni: "Beautiful Flying Rose ATTTTAAAAAAACCCCKKK!!!"
- Canon Immigrant: Was created for the Dragon Ball Z anime but ended up appearing in Dragon Ball Super still working for Mr. Satan.
- Edible Theme Naming: Named after the pasta dish, Macaroni.
- Expy: While he's not a killer, Caroni is certainly very similar to Vega/Balrog (JP) otherwise. Both are blonde, light-skinned males who are focused on beauty, carry around roses, and have fighting styles that involve acrobatics and agility.
- The Fighting Narcissist: Gives off this impression as he does as many poses as the Ginyu Force, gyrates his hips and wonders how many ladies are watching him.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: A blonde shoulder-length hairstyle.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: With a couple of quick chops, he turns a bouquet of roses into rose petals.
Pirozhki (ピロシキ, Piroshiki)
One of Mr. Satan's top two students who specialized in pro wrestling and powerful fighting tactics. Piroshiki proved to be far too weak to be a challenge for Cell and is stopped mid-run by an invisible wall. He calls it quits after several seconds struggling with the unseen barrier. Pirozhki isn't seen again until the end of the Buu Saga and then in Dragon Ball Super where he now serves as Satan's assistant.
- Canon Immigrant: Was created for the Dragon Ball Z anime but ended up appearing in Dragon Ball Super still working for Mr. Satan.
- Edible Theme Naming: Named after the Russian fried meat bun.
- Extreme Omnivore: Before his match with Cell, he crumpled up his mastadon head gear, and ate it.
- Husky Russkie: Given his Russian-sounding name and Russian accent (in the English dub at least), one can assume he's inspired by strong Russian warriors.
- Mighty Glacier: If we take Miss Piiza's word for it, Pirozhki has the strength of 20 elephants, and he can even knock out an ox with one blow.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: With his mastodon head gear and his general build, he is this for puroresu legend Vader.
Miguel (ミゲル, Migeru)
The wife of Mr. Satan and the mother of Videl. She died not long after giving birth to her (or "left", according to one English dub). She is never seen in the anime or manga, being only mentioned by Videl while training with Gohan during the early part of the Majin Buu Saga, and most information about her comes from Daizenshuu and Dragon Ball Full Color.
- Family Theme Naming: "Miguel" is the Spanish and Portuguese version of "Michael", just like the Archangel. This follows the theme naming of Mr. Satan being named after Satan,note and their daughter's name Videl being an anagram of "Devil" and having a similar phonetic cadence as "Miguel".
- Foreshadowing: Even though she's described as a very nice woman, it is also said that she was "strong in her own way", which pretty much also describes her daughter Videl's personality in Dragon Ball Super; while retired from fighting in favor of becoming a gentle wife and mother, Videl is shown to have retained her strong attitude, as shown during the Breather Episodes about the making of a Great Saiyaman movie.
- Gender-Blender Name: "Miguel" a pretty common male name in Spanish and Portuguese, as "Miguel" is another way of saying "Michael".
- The Ghost: Never never seen in the anime or manga, being only mentioned by Videl.
- The Lost Lenore: For Mr. Satan; although he loves the attention he gets from other women, he never remarries.
- Never Say "Die": She's described as having passed away in every media she's mentioned except for one English dub, where Videl instead says that she "left" when complaining about Mr. Satan ("Just because Mom left, it does not mean he can go out with all these women!").
- Nice Girl: She is described as having been a nice, friendly, gentle and kind woman.
- Posthumous Character: By the time she's first mentioned in the series, she's long dead.
- Strong Family Resemblance: While no pictures of her are shown, she's described as bearing a striking resemblance to her daughter Videl. It's even said that she had the same hairstyle as Videl, only in inverse: She had short hair as a teenager before letting it grow as a singer.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She is described as having been a nice, friendly, gentle and kind woman. One can only assume Miguel's angelic qualities were a little too on the mark...
GeboThe son of Dr. Gero, who served as a high-ranking soldier in the Red Ribbon Army, and was killed in combat by an enemy bullet. He became the basis for Android 16. This man was never mentioned in the manga or anime, only revealed in an interview with Akira Toriyama, and then finally being mentioned in Dragon Ball Fighter Z. The art book for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot finally revealed his name to be Gebo, codenamed Gold.
- All for Nothing: His sacrifice was this, as the army ended up being destroyed by Goku. It is likely that this is the reason that Gero hates Goku so much. What Gero never knew, however, was that even if Goku hadn't destroyed the army, Commander Red would have wasted the Dragon Balls by making himself taller instead of wishing for the army to rule the world like they were lead to believe. This means that his son would have died for nothing anyway.
- Evil Redhead: Implied, as he was a member of the Red Ribbon Army and became the basis for Android 16. However, is unclear what his personality was like, as Gero made Android 16 soft on purpose.
- Gentle Giant: He was a massive mountain of muscle with a soft side for nature, if 16's any indication.
- Morality Pet: For Gero. His death being rendered pointless is likely the true reason for Gero's hatred of Goku, as opposed to just being put out of a job or losing the chance to be part of the army that would control the world.
- Posthumous Character: He has been long dead by the time Dr. Gero starts to make his move in the Android saga. Toriyama states he was killed by an enemy bullet at some unclear point in time before the Red Ribbon Army's demise by Goku, but fans otherwise tend to ignore this detail and think he was killed by Goku during the Red Ribbon saga, which is not the case (it doesn't help that Dragon Ball Z Abridged goes by that route).
- Top-Heavy Guy: It's safe to assume that he's a massive mountain of muscle, since 16, whom is based off him, is practically all muscle.
Deities and Otherworld characters
King Kai's Planet
Gregory (グレゴリー, Guregorī)
A cricket sprite who lives on King Kai's Planet and acts as his butler.
- Canon Immigrant: Was created for the anime adaptation of Dragon Ball Z but eventually also appears in the manga adaptation of the Anime First Dragon Ball Super, still living on King Kai's planet.
- Cranial Eruption: He gets a bump on the head after getting hit on the head with a hammer by Goku.
- I Am Not Weasel: Goku mistakes him for a grasshopper when he first meets Gregory.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may trash talk everyone, except King Kai, however he is polite and does respect those who beat him.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Claims to be the strongest fighter ever when we first meet him.
- Shout-Out: His name could be a reference to the main character of Franz Kafka's book The Metamorphosis, who gets turned into an insect.
- Super Speed: One of the tests on King Kais Planet is to catch him and smack him on the head with a hammer.
Grand Kai (大界王, Dai Kaiō, "Great King of Worlds")
The guy in charge of the lower Kais, and the de facto head of the Other World. Appears as an elderly figure with Cool Shades. Known to be quite genial, the Kais themselves believe he is very formidable, and that may be the case, but he has gotten a bit rusty over the centuries. Hosts the Other World Tournament in order to pick a fighter who will be personally trained by him, but it turns out technically nobody won, though he offers to train Goku in 300 years.
- Blatant Lies: It's heavily implied that Goku and Pikkon's "disqualification" was just Grand Kai making up a rule on the spot because they had outclassed him and he had gotten rusty.
- Cool Car: Owns a blue Cadillac convertible. North Kai is naturally impressed. He may even have got it relatively recently.
- Canon Immigrant: Inverted. He exists in the manga, but he doesn't appear. However, his appearance and characterization was developed by Toriyama himself, and thus, is more fleshed out in the anime.
- Cool Shades: Wouldn't be a Kai without one.
- Cool Old Guy: He's introduced as an aging hipster who likes listening to rock music, outside his formal wear. He's also very respectful to the lower Kais and their warriors alike.
- The Leader: He is the leader of the lower kais but the Supreme Kais outrank him.
- Rules Lawyer: Disqualified both Goku and Pikkon in the Other World Tournament for touching the top roof of the ring at the same time, citing the tournament rulebook too, which may or may not have been a lie. To his credit, he offers to train Goku in 300 years (which would be enough time for him to get into shape).
- Super Speed: Is faster than a Post-Cell Games (Base) Goku and East Kai's jet bike.
West Kai (西の界王, Nishi no Kaiō, "West King of Worlds")
The West Kai is the god of the western quadrant of the universe and North Kai's personal rival. He is also Pikkon's master.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Although he may be short-tempered and a Sore Loser, he is undoubtably the best teacher among the Kais next to King Kai. Tapkar made it to the quarterfinals, Maraikoh was in the semifinals and lost to Goku, and Pikkon nearly beat Goku during their match. He's also the one who taught Pikkon his signature Thunder Flash Attack.
- Canon Immigrant: He's never seen in the original manga, so he was created for the anime. However, we can assume he exists in some form in the manga since there is a South and North Kai.
- Hot-Blooded: He has a very short temper, especially when he's being teased by King Kai.
- Only Sane Man: Despite being somewhat immature, he's the most grounded after King Kai.
- Physical God: He is a god and is quite powerful compared to a normal mortal, however, Goku has long surpassed him by the time they meet. He also has a similar powerset to King Kai, like people seeing events on the lower worlds when they're touch his back.
- The Rival: Has a somewhat heated rivalry with King Kai. They ofter argued over who has the best student when it comes to Goku and Pikkon.
- Sore Loser: He doesn't take losing well. During the Otherworld Tournament, he often makes excuses for why someone on his team lost. King Kai calls him out on this.
South Kai (南の界王, Minami no Kaiō, "South King of Worlds")
The South Kai is the god of the southern quadrant of the universe. He is the only lower Kai besides King Kai to appear in the original Dragon Ball manga.
- Canon Immigrant: Unlike West and East Kai, he actually makes a physical appearance in the manga, where he got a cameo before the World Tournament Saga.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Compared to the other Kais, he seems to be the most spacey and have the oddest group of fighters. One of his students, Caterpy, tries to beat Goku by literally tickling him, which shocked and confused everyone, including his fellow Kais.
- Cool Shades: Like King Kai, he always wears sunglasses.
- Informed Ability: It is stated that he focuses on defense fighting, however, we only see one fighter use any type of defense style.
- Physical God: Like the other lower Kais, he is the god who overlooks his section of the universe. Although how his power compares to King Kai is unknown, he is a great deal weaker than most of the main characters. He does, however, have special abilities like being able to increase weights.
- The Rival: Although nowhere near as heated as the rivalry between West and North Kai, he often compares his students to others, calling them the best. He tries to show off Papoi as his best student to North Kai, only to back down once he realizes how much more powerful Goku is.
- Underestimating Badassery: He completely underestimates Goku, thinking that his best pupil Papoi can easily beat him. He quickly realizes how wrong he is when he sees Super Saiyan Goku easily train with forty tons worth of weights.
East Kai (東の界王, Higashi no Kaiō, "East Queen of Worlds")
The East Kai is the god of the eastern quadrant of the universe. She is the only female among the lower Kais.
- Canon Immigrant: She's never seen in the original manga, so she was created for the anime. However, we can assume she exists in some form in the manga since there is a South and North Kai.
- Butt-Monkey: She becomes this to the other Kais since she only had one fighter, Arqua, in the quarterfinals while King Kai had two, South Kai had two, and West Kai had three.
- Cool Bike: She drives a jet motorbike that is so fast that it can keep up with post-Cell Games base form Goku.
- Cool Shades: She is always wearing sunglasses like North and South Kai.
- Fragile Speedster: Her fighters are known for their exceptional speed, however, given that she only had one fighter in the quarterfinals, her team wasn't physically strong.
- Hairstyle Malfunction: Her wig flies off during Goku and Pikkon's battle during the Otherworld Tournament finale, much to the shock of the other Kais.
- Physical God: Like the other lower Kais, she is the god who overlooks her section of the universe. Although her power compared to other Kais is unknown, she's a great deal weaker than most of the main characters.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Well, she is a god who overlooks the entire eastern quadrant of the universe, but she tends to think she's bigger than she's actually is. Doesn't help that her team of fighters performed the worst out of all the Kais.
- Stern Teacher: She's very hard on her students. She makes them run one-thousands laps around the arena after not one of them made it to the semifinals.
- The Smurfette Principle: She is the lone female among all the lower Kais. In the Kai system in general, she's the only female next to West Supreme Kai, who is long dead by the start of the series.
Otherworld Tournament Fighters
- Badass Crew: Each fighter is the best of the best of their respective quadrants. Even the weakest of them gave Post-Cell Games Goku some trouble.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Almost all the tournament fighters have some kind of quirk or gimmick about them. Some are quite feathered-brained. Make no mistake, however, that they are all heroes who earned the right to keep their bodies upon death and were trained by their respective Kai for hundreds if not thousands of years.
- Canon Foreigner: All the fighters, save for Goku, are created exclusively for the anime.
- Cloudcuckoolander: A surprising number of the contestants have out there personalities and quirks.
- Good Versus Good: They are all heroes who were deemed worthy enough to keep their bodies after death, so no one has any ill-intention for anyone, not even the aloof Pikkon.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: While all the contestants are powerful, they are all much weaker than Super Saiyan Goku and Pikkon. Even Olibu, the third strongest fighter at the tournament, didn't even make Pikkon remove his weighted clothes.
- Physical God: Despite none of them being gods, they're much stronger then the Kais who trained them. Goku and Pikkon specifically surpass the Grand Kai in power, although he tries to hide that.
Alien Announcer (あの世一武道会アナウンサー, Anoyo Ichi Budōkai Anaunser, "Otherworld Tournament Announcer")
A small, green, mushroom-headed alien who announces the Otherworld Tournament on Grand Kai's planet.
- Combat Commentator: He's the announcer for the tournament and comments on the fighters' performance and movesets.
- The Comically Serious: Part of the humor around him is how seriously he takes the matches, no matter how far out they are, with a straight face.
- Large Ham Announcer: He will ham up anything, including really dumb, bizarre, and silly attacks like Chapuchai suddenly multiplying himself during his match, Caterpy's Tickle Torture on Goku, or Arqua turning the entire arena into a cube of water.
- No Name Given: He has no official name.
- Seen It All: Given that none of the bizarre antics and tactics of the Otherworld Fighters baffles him, including Caterpy's fight, he's most likely seen stranger things.
North Kai's Fighters
These are the fighters who were trained by North Kai and participate the Otherworld Tournament. North Kai only has two outstanding fighters, but one is a legendary hero from Earth who is the basis for most heroic legends on the planet and the other is Goku, the strongest Saiyan in the universe and the main hero of the series.
Olibu (オリブー, Oribū)
He's a fighter who represents the northern quadrant during the Otherworld Tournament. He is King Kai's greatest fighter and student after Goku.
- Always Second Best: Although he is extremely strong, he severely falls behind Pikkon and Goku. While Pikkon was able to beat him without ever removing his weighted clothes or using his best attacks, Goku pushed Pikkon, even if he was outmatched.
- Badass Normal: Unlike almost all the fighters in the series, especially in Z, he uses no energy attacks. The only ki base technique he uses is flying.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He uses no energy attacks and only uses ki to fly. Almost all his power comes from brute strength and training. He's also one of the strongest fighters in Otherworld, only behind Goku and Pikkon.
- The Comically Serious: He is one of the most serious people in the Otherworld, and he's surrounded by goofballs.
- Deadpan Snarker: His reaction while watching Goku and Caterpy's 'fight':Olibu: South quadrant must be a very peaceful place.
- Expy: He based off of Hercules in terms of having "heroic legends" as King Kai himself suggests and because his name resembles "Olympus", the Greek mountain where the Greek gods' kingdom was stated to be located. He also resembles Conan the Barbarian as well as Thor from Marvel Comics, which are all based on the same Hercules-type hero archetype.
- Folk Hero: He is this to the Earth since according to King Kai, most of Earth's heroic legends are based on Olibu's acts of heroism during his lifetime.
- Graceful Loser: He loses to Pikkon during the tournament, but he isn't bitter about it. He shakes Pikkon's hand and congratulated him on his win.
- Intergenerational Friendship: He becomes fast friends with Goku, despite him being hundreds if not thousands of years older than him.
- Meaningful Name: His name is based on "olive", the name of a species of tree and its fruit which is an important food crop in Italy, Spain and especially in Greece among other countries around the Mediterranea. Fitting since he's based on a Greek hero.
- Mr. Exposition: He is the one who tells Goku, and in extension the audience, about how the four lower Kais watch over the different quadrants of the universe while the Grand Kai is the one who leads them. He also talks about the different levels of the Otherworld like: there is Hell, then Snake Way above it, then the lower Kais' worlds, and then the Grand Kai's planet which is above everything.
- Only Sane Man: He, along with Pikkon, are one of the few contestants at the tournament who doesn't have a quirk or a gimmick.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's the third strongest fighter at the Otherworld Tournament. Unfortunately, he's severely outclassed by Goku and especially Pikkon.
- Shrouded in Myth: Almost all of Earth's legendary heroes are based off of him. No one remembers the real man since he died thousands of years ago.
- Superior Successor: He is much stronger than King Kai, the person who trained him a long time ago. Although, King Kai never taught him the Kaio-Ken or the Spirit Bomb.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: He serves as this to Pikkon, giving him his first real challenge at the tournament, despite their fight being relatively short.
- The Worf Effect: Gets beaten up by Yamcha of all people in a later filler scene during the Buu Saga.
- World's Strongest Man: He's originally from Earth and is the strongest human we have seen in the series since he can fight against Pikkon who stomped Cell, Frieza, King Cold, and the entire Ginyu Force in seconds.
West Kai's Fighters
These are the fighters who were trained by West Kai and participate the Otherworld Tournament. Overall, West Kai has the strongest group of fighters with Pikkon being The Ace.
Pikkon (パイクーハン, Paikūhan)
A filler character from the Otherworld. A long-dead alien hero, he is the West Kai's number one student and stopped the riot in Hell that Goku was supposed to deal with. He participated in the Other World Tournament faced Goku in the finals, although he ultimately lost. He also helped Goku deal with Buu during the Buu Saga and with Janemba in Fusion Reborn and a minor cameo in Bio-Broly.
- The Ace: He's able to completely worf Frieza, King Cold, the Ginyu Force, and Cell all single-handed with no effort, and go toe-to-toe with Goku without any real problems. He is one of the few characters that Goku fought that put him in the underdog position during the Other World Tournament.
- Ascended Extra: Pikkon was initially conceived as a filler character and Suspiciously Similar Substitute for the Other World arc, he both appears later on in the Buu Saga and in one of the movies and mentioned in the other. He even gets a cameo in Kai when Kid Buu arrives in Otherworld, despite Kai cutting out the Otherworld filler.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His Thunder Flash Attack. It's extremely powerful since it's able to knock Goku on his butt twice, but it takes a long time to charge and leaves the user open for a counter-attack. Goku takes advantage of this to beat Pikkon.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Calls Goku "sloppy" during their match, among other things. He also seriously underestimates and mocks Kid Buu, not realising how close to Deader Than Dead he was.
- Big Damn Heroes: He's the one to distract Janemba long enough to allow Vegeta and Goku to fuse and make Gogeta.
- Blow You Away: His Hyper Tornado attack.
- Combat Pragmatist: He has no problems attacking an opponent when their guard is down or exploiting a known weakness, if it means securing the victory as fast as possible.
- The Comically Serious: A lot of the humor from Pikkon comes from him being a very serious person while the rest of the contestants at the tournament are Bunny Ears Lawyers and Cloud Cuckoolanders.
- Did Not See That Coming: He didn't know that Goku could teleport, which leaves him blindsided when Goku performs the Warp Kamehameha on him while he's in the middle of his Thunder Flash Attack.
- Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud: His Hyper Tornado attack, doubles as Razor Wind.
- Dub Name Change:
- Paul Kuhan in the French dub and the other dubs based on it, a strange transliteration of his Japanese name.
- The name "Pikkon" itself is also a name change, as it's "Paikuhan" in the original Japanese version. Some dubs like the Latin American Spanish one retain the "Paikuhan" name.
- Elemental Powers: The basis behind most of his techniques. Over the course of his appearances Pikkon shows off fire, wind and electricity powers, moreso than the series' more typical ki attacks.
- Fatal Flaw: His arrogance. He had his match against Goku all but won, but instead of taking Goku out with a simple attack, he had to get fancy and do his Thunder Flash Attack again, not suspecting that Goku would learn about the attack's weakness after seeing it for a third time.
- Graceful Loser: He accepts his lost to Goku with grace, admitting that he's a great fighter.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: After removing his weighted clothing, his speed skyrocketed to the point where he can keep with a full power Super Saiyan Goku.
- Necessary Drawback: Thunder Flash Attack is insanely powerful, knocking a Super Saiyan Goku flat on his back twice. However, it has a long prep and execution time, giving an opponent a chance to sneak in quickly and attack.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: All of Pikkon's fights tend to end quickly since he isn't one to brag or talk. His match with Goku is where he talks the most and even then he tries to take Goku down swiftly with powerful techniques.
- The Noseless: One of the very few fighters in the series without a nose, much like Krillin.
- Not So Stoic: He gets easily frustrated in Fusion Reborn. Then he intentionally takes it Up to Eleven when he realizes that insults break Janemba's barrier.
- Oh, Crap!: His expression just before Goku nails him with a Kamehameha to defeat him at the tournament.
- Only Sane Man: He is one of the few contestants at the tournament who doesn't have a quirk or a gimmick.
- Out of Focus: Due to both being a filler character and no adventures taking place in Otherworld, Pikkon hasn't any gotten attention since Fusion Reborn.
- Person of Mass Destruction: His Thunder Flash Attack is so destructive and dangerous to those around him that West Kai forbid him to used it during the tournament. He does it anyway, three times at that, much to West Kai's annoyance.
- Playing with Fire: His oddly named Thunder Flash Attack, as well as his Burning Shoot.
- Power Limiter: He wears heavy weighted clothes just like Piccolo and Goku at the beginning of Z, which restrains his power. The moment he removes them, he becomes noticeably stronger and faster.
- Punny Name: His name is pun on "Pecan" in English and in Japanese a pun on Paikuhan (literally "Pork-rib Rice")
- The Quiet One: He doesn't typically say much to his opponents such as Cell and Frieza, he's considerably more talkative when in more relaxed settings, though he still doesn't say a whole lot.
- Razor Wind: He has a wind-base attack known as the Hyper Tornado that he uses to trap Goku in which slowly sliced him apart. Goku is forced to used the Kaioken on top of his Super Saiyan to escape.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Downplayed. He has deep red eyes and is a fearsome fighter who shows no mercy towards his opponent, but he's a heroic character to the point of keeping his body upon death.
- Signature Move: His Thunder Flash Attack.
- Sixth Ranger: He's an unofficial Z-Fighter for adventures that take place in the Other World.
- Smug Super: He is very powerful and he knows it. After Goku tells him that he didn't need his help to defeat Cell, Frieza, King Cold, and the Ginyu Force, Pikkon readily agrees. When he's on the verge of winning the Otherworld Tournament, he smugly tells Goku that he will beat him with the technique that he got to know so well. This bites him majorly in the ass since Goku saw the Thunder Flash Attack twice already and figures out how to counter it by the third use.
- Spam Attack: From what we see of Pikkon's arsenal during his fights, he really likes to follow up his attacks with that exact same move as long as it's successful. It's what ultimately ends up costing him the match, as using Thunder Flash Attack multiple times allows Goku to realize the move's glaring weakness.
- The Stoic: Very rarely loses his cool and remains calm despite the bizarrely around him.
- Superior Successor: He has long ago surpassed West Kai, his mentor who taught him the Thunder Flash Attack.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A green man who trains with weighted clothing and fought Goku in a martial arts tournament? That doesn't sound like Piccolo at all! Word of God says this was intentional, Akira Toriyama said he tried to make him "Piccolo-esque" even down to facial expressions. Reportedly, the anime's staff animated him using the references sheets for Piccolo.
- Underestimating Badassery:
- What did Pikkon in during the tournament is that he didn't take Goku completely seriously since he's superior to him in every way. This causes him to become overconfident and he uses his Thunder Flash Attack too many times, allowing Goku to learn how to counter it.
- When Kid Buu teleports over to Other World, Pikkon is quick to call out his size and stature. Then when the Majin starts to attack, he shakes off everything anyone does to him. If Vegeta and Goku hadn't called his attention, it's very likely there would have been a mass Cessation of Existence.
- Willfully Weak: He's extremely strong since he's able to take out Cell, Frieza, King Cold, and the entire Ginyu Force with one attack. However, he wasn't near his full power when he did this since he wears weighted clothes that limits his power. He only removes them when fighting Goku in the final match of the tournament.
- World's Strongest Man: Or more accurately, Otherworld's strongest man. He's easily powerful enough that Grand kai calls on him to shut down the villains when they start making a ruckus in Hell, as does Goku in Bio-Broly. Pre-Super, Pikkon was actually one of the strongest non-saiyans in the series, with Goku needing to use both Super Saiyan Kaioken (materials like Raging Blast 2 states Pikkon still had the upper hand) and exploiting a glaring flaw in Pikkon's move to win.
- Worthy Opponent: He and Goku have a lot of respect for each other even before they face off in the ring.
- Wreathed in Flames: His Burning Shoot attack, which is kinda similar to the Kaioken.
Tapkar (タピカー, Tapikā)
In the Otherworld Tournament, he makes it to the quarterfinals, where he fights against Torbie from the South Quadrant. Although fast, he has no endurance and gives up before Torbie can even touch him.
- Crippling Overspecialization: He's fast....and that's about all he has going for him. Simply running at super sonic speed around a stadium wears him out.
- Fragile Speedster: He is extremely fast, so much so that not even Goku can keep up with him when he's watching the match. However, he utterly wears himself out to the point that he gives up without Torbie even touching him, which causes everyone in the stadium (except King Kai and West Kai) to face fall in disbelief.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His desire to show off his Super Speed before his fight with Torbie left him completely exhausted, and no longer in any shape to fight.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: The very second he burns through his energy reserves, he gives up the match without a fight.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: West Kai builds him as this in his fight against Torbie. Turns out, that isn't the case.
- Super Speed: One of the fastest fighters witnessed in the series, but he has no stamina and can only use his speed for a very short amount of time.
Maraikoh (マーライコー, Māraikō)
Maraikoh is a powerful fighter from the western quadrant and made it all the way to the semifinals. He gives Goku a tough match before being defeated by Goku throwing him out of the ring by his tail.
- Badass Normal: Despite being a humanoid dragon-like creature, he doesn't used any of the standard Z energy base attack or even fly with his energy. All his power seems to come from raw physical strength.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He doesn't appear to used energy attacks and he doesn't even appear to fly, just jump. However, he is still strong enough to haul planetoids at people.
- Expy: He looks similar to Giran, another humanoid dragon-like creature that participated at one of the Tenkachi Budokai.
- Lightning Bruiser: He is quite fast for his size, especially since Goku had a hard time even hitting him and seemingly disappeared at one point during the match. He is also strong enough to knock Goku through several meteoroids and throw a small planet at him.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Looks like an anthropomorphic dragon who strongly resembles Giras.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He gives Goku a lot of trouble, but in the end he didn't even make him go Super Saiyan.
- Super Strength: He throws a planetoid at Goku during their match.
South Kai's Fighters
These are the fighters who were trained by South Kai and participate the Otherworld Tournament. South Kai trains his fighters in a defensive manner, but we don't see enough of his fighters to know what these defenses are other than Froug inflating himself. Olibu suspects that the southern quadrant is very peaceful given how one of the contestants fight.
Caterpy (キャタピー, Kyatapī)
Goku's first opponent during the Otherworld Tournament. He has a very...unusual fighting style that he uses against Goku, but he's utterly no match for him. He is forced to transform into his ultimate form...that should be hatching in about 1,200 years. Goku wins by default.
- Beware the Silly Ones: His fighting style is undoubtably silly and childish, so much so that he leaves people speechless. However, the fact remains that he manages to disable Goku for several minutes by exploiting his Weaksauce Weakness.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Amazing, yes. Despite being quite weak, the fact remains that he manages to put Post-Cell Games Goku into a full body lock that he couldn't immediately break free of even before the torture began.
- Creepy Centipedes: Subverted. Although Caterpy is a giant caterpillar who towers over Goku and has ten arms, there is nothing creepy about him. He's in fact the most cartoon-looking of all the Otherworld fighters.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Anyone who thinks tickling is a viable method of fighting falls into this.
- Crippling Overspecialization: One thing that can't be argued, Caterpy is a great tickler. His body is practically build for it since he has so many arms that can restraint and torment his opponent. The problem is, he doesn't seems to have any other skills. The moment Goku breaks free of his hold, he has to evolve to his ultimate form.
- Did Not See That Coming: His lost primarily because he didn't think Goku would have the focus of mind to use his energy and blow him off in the midst of the Tickle Torture.
- Exalted Torturer: Given that he doesn't appear to have any fighting skills, yet he was good and heroic enough to keep his body upon death and be trained by a Kai, you have wonder if Caterpy was this in life, especially since it's obvious that he has successfully used Tickle Torture before.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's undoubtably a good person since he's a hero who got to keep his body upon death, but there's something mean-spirited about restraining someone, tickling them to complete hysterical while taunting them, and won't stop until the person breaks and submits to any demand. At the same time, he claims he was trying not to hurt Goku.
- Insectoid Aliens: He's an alien based on a caterpillar.
- Meaningful Name: He's name is Caterpy because he's a giant caterpillar.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: He breaks into tears after Goku blasts him into the air, making Goku note how weak he is. This causes him to start the process of evolving into his ultimate form to get back at Goku. This costs him the match since he won't be hatching any time soon.
- Mugging the Monster: The very idea that he thought he could use Tickle Torture to win a tournament with the best dead fighters in the universe shows that he badly underestimated his opponents.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He lives up to his multi-armed status with ten arms to use for combat and being strong enough to put Goku into a full body lock. His "dangerous" side...not so much.
- One-Winged Angel: His 'ultimate' form...that we never got to see since he won't be hatching for a couple hundred years.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Completely Subverted. His eyes are the same shade as Pikkon, but he isn't dangerous at all....unless you count laughing yourself to death.
- Rubber Man: He has the ability to stretche his arms like a rubber band. This is how he manages to catch a fleeing Goku since he wasn't expecting it.
- Sadist: In a very light and soft way, but it's easy to tell that he enjoys himself when he's torturing Goku, especially with all the baby taunts.
- Tickle Torture: He actually tries to beat Goku by tickling him into submission using his many arms to hold Goku in place and torture him. Most interestingly is how well this works since Goku is literally helpless for several minutes before he finally blows Caterpy off of him.
- Trash Talk: He teases and mocks Goku with baby talk, while ordering him to give up since that's the only way to end the tickling.
- Underestimating Badassery: This can only be assumed since he thought his method of fighting would led him to victory.
- Warm-Up Boss: Goku's first opponent in the Otherworld Tournament. He's pathetically weak, but still manages to restrain Goku for a good amount of time as he tickled him. Once Goku gets his concentration back, however, the fight is over.
- Weaksauce Weakness: His entire fighting style is dependent on exploiting this in his opponent. Hardened warriors who fought and even died defending their world, reduced to helpless children when tickled and will do anything to make it stop.
Froug (フーログ, Fūrog)
A humanoid frog-like alien who fights Maraikoh in the quarterfinals during the tournament, a fight he knows that he's destined to lose. Still, he nearly beats Maraikoh by inflating his body and almost pushes him out of the ring. Maraikoh, however, throws him into a meteor and out of the ring.
- Balloon Belly: He can inflate his belly to a gigantic size like a balloon.
- Combat Pragmatist: He knows that there is no way he can beat Maraikoh in a physical fight. So, he tries to ring him out by rapidly inflating his body. He nearly succeeds, until Maraikoh throws him.
- Do Not Go Gentle: Although he stands no chance against Maraikoh, he makes the dragon fighter work for his victory.
- Fish People: He's a humanoid frog-like alien.
- Meaningful Name: His name is a reference to his frog-like appearance.
- Rubber Man: He can rapidly inflate his body like a balloon.
- Underestimating Badassery: He nearly beats Maraikoh, who is the superior fighter, because Maraikoh underestimated him because of his small size.
He is physically the strongest fighter from the southern quadrant since he is able to put somewhat of a resistance against Pikkon, although he loses quickly.
- The Comically Serious: He takes his battles very seriously, which means he is thrown completely off guard when Tapkar decides to surrender due to him tiring himself out.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He tries his best, but he's no match for Pikkon.
- Meaningful Name: His name is a reference to his insectoid figure, which looks remarkably similar to Cell.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He is quite strong, but has the bad luck of being matched with Pikkon who utterly outmatches him.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He looks remarkably like Perfect Cell. They both have wings that do nothing, they're humanoid insects in design, and Torbie even have the same walk sound effects. He's basically Cell with a red color palette, no spots, and in the English dub, they even have the same voice actor.
- Winged Humanoid: He has large wings like Cell, despite not needing them to fly.
- Wings Do Nothing: Has large insect like wings that are just there for decoration since he can fly using his energy like most characters in Z.
East Kai's Fighters
These are the fighters who were trained by East Kai and participate the Otherworld Tournament. Her fighters are known for their exceptional speed, however, since her team seems to have the weakest fighters strength-wise, they tend to be Fragile Speedsters.
Chapuchai (チャプチャイ, Tyaputyai)
He is very fast, but he loses with ease to Olibu. Well, more like he defeated himself since he cloned himself into seven, all the clones rammed into themselves when Olibu dodged, and they knocked themselves out.
- Confusion Fu: How he tries to beat Olibu. He uses his Self-Duplication on top of his extreme speed to try to confuse his opponent and attack during the chaos. Olibu dodges Chapuchai's attack, and all the clones ram into each other.
- Doppelgänger Attack: He makes seven clones of himself to attack Olibu when he's off-guard.
- Fragile Speedster: He goes down the moment his clones hit themselves.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He's defeated by his own clones running into each other.
- Self-Duplication: He can create duplicates of himself on top of having super speed to confused his opponent. It, however, doesn't work on Olibu.
- Super Speed: Is extremely fast and can fool people that he's going even faster than he is by making clones of himself.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He never wears a shirt.
- Warm-Up Boss: He's this to Olibu since he gave him no real challenge and Olibu didn't even need to make contact with him to win.
Arqua (アークア, Ākua)
He is East Kai's prodigy student and is matched up against Goku in the third round of the Otherworld Tournament. He is also the only fighter from the western quadrant to make to the quarterfinals.
- The Ace: He is East Kai's best fighter and the only one of her students to make to the quarterfinals. While he may appear weak and fragile, he becomes an absolute monster when he's in the water, which may seem limiting, except he can transform his surroundings into water thanks to his special ability. His Fatal Flaw is his inability to take a hit, which allows Goku to beat him in one attack.
- Crippling Overspecialization: He's nearly unbeatable in the water, but he's a weakling if he's forced to fight on land. This is lessened a little since he can change his surroundings into water.
- Exploited Immunity: Being an aqua-creature, he can breathe in water when he transforms the arena. Goku can't.
- Fatal Flaw: He would be nearly unbeatable between his special ability and his ability to breath underwater if he had any kind of defense. If he did, he could have easily won his battle with Goku by simply drowning him.
- Fish People: He looks like a humanoid fish.
- Fragile Speedster: He has low defense since it only takes a single Kamehameha to knock him down. However, he has brutal offensive capabilities once he's in the water, as Goku finds out.
- Glass Cannon: He hits hard when he's in the water, knocking around Goku like a rag doll. However, he goes down to a single Kamehameha once Goku blinds him with a Solar Flare.
- Graceful in Their Element: On land, he is slow and awkward. But in the water, he is amazingly fast and agile.
- Home Field Advantage: He can transform an entire area into a water cube, allowing him to exploit his ability to breath underwater.
- Kill It with Water: He can easily drown people with his ability to turn an entire area into a cube of water.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: At first, he seems timid and unthreatening. But after turning the arena into water, he becomes a vicious and determined fighter.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He only comes up to Goku's knees, but put him in water and he wrecked his opponent.
- Superpower Lottery: Although his defense is severely lacking, his ability to turn his fighting area into water is devastating unless you're species like Frieza, Cell, or Buu who don't need to breath.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Played With. Without water, he's a complete pushover to the point that Goku felt bad beating him up. However, he has a special ability that allows him to change a limit area into a cube a water, not only giving him the Home Field Advantage, but also allows him to exploit his ability to breath underwater where most people can't.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Despite being physically weaker than Goku, he gives Goku his first real challenge at the tournament. Arqua nearly beats him by drowning Goku when he transforms the entire arena into a water cube block.
Grand Supreme Kai (大界王神, Dai Kaiōshin, "Great World King God")
He was the highest ranking of all the Supreme Kais in Universe 7 long before the start of the series. After Kid Buu absorbed South Supreme Kai to become the even more powerful Buff Buu, he attacked Buu to save the East Supreme Kai's life. This gets him absorbed and transforms Buu to the weaker and more docile Fat Buu.
- Ascended Extra: He goes from being a one-shot Posthumous Character in Z to taking over Fat Buu and becoming a major character in the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga in the Super manga.
- Assimilation Backfire: Majin Buu absorbing him ended up making the demon weaker and docile, indirectly saving the universe.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Zigzagged. Although he was very powerful to the point of being able to hurt Majin Buu in some way and was the leader of the U7 Supreme Kais, the strongest of them was South Supreme Kai. Justified: he originally was far stronger than South Supreme Kai, but sacrificed most of his power to seal away Moro.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He was called peaceful and fun-loving by East Supreme Kai, and he had a breath attack that could chop a person into pieces. He also fought and imprisoned Moro.
- Big Fun: Is described by East Supreme Kai as a fun-loving, happy person who valued peace. It's these aspects that morphed Majin Buu into Fat Buu. Shin, however, thinks he probably wasn't very bright for not fusing with South Kai to stop Majin Buu.Gowasu: By the way, how didn't you know of the Potara time limit? I'm sure your master told you about it...Shin: It's because Grand Supreme Kai was a lax person... No. Perhaps he didn't even know that they could be used for fusing in the first place. He fought Majin Buu without fusing and got absorbed...Future Trunks: ...
- Big Good: He was the leader of all the Supreme Kais in Universe 7 and was the reason why Majin Buu became the playful Fat Buu.
- Breath Weapon: Had one of the most powerful breath attacks in the franchise. With a signal breath, he cut Buff Buu apart before blowing him up, which would have killed anyone who wasn't Buu.
- The Conscience: He's an indirect version for Buu. After Buu absorbed him is when he became Fat Buu, the White Sheep among Buu's various pre-Uub forms (and the only one that could pull a HeelFace Turn). However, Shin states in an extra of the Super manga that the Grand Supreme Kai wasn't probably very bright, as he didn't fuse with the South Kai to defend himself from Buu.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Due to Dragon Ball Super introducing names to the Supreme Kai, the fallen Kais real names are unknown.
- Godzilla Threshold: He realized there was no chance of him and South Supreme Kai beating Moro and they couldn't win, so he resorts to using a technique that sacrificed most of his godly power to seal Moro away. He outright admits the attack is too dangerous to teach anyone else and only uses it when he has no choice.
- Heroic Sacrifice:
- It is speculated by East Supreme Kai that he allowed himself to be absorbed by Buu in an effort to give the unrepentant demon a Morality Chain. Although Buu was still violent and Bibidi easily manipulated him to do his bidding, his efforts did save the universe. Buu became far more tamed, not as powerful as before, and later redeemed by Mr. Satan.
- He did so far earlier in the battle with Moro: he and South Supreme Kai were struggling to survive against Moro, so he ultimately permanently sacrifices most of his power to seal Moro away.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: When other Supreme Kais (Southern Supreme Kai) or even other pure-hearted individuals (Gohan, Goten, arguably Piccolo) were absorbed, they made Buu smarter and stronger, but had no effect on his morality. The Grand Supreme Kai alone was able to change Buu's personality for the better, speaking to a staggering amount of inherent benevolence.
- Morality Chain: Whether by accident or design, he became this to Majin Buu once he was absorbed. By taming Buu, he became less powerful and more reasonable, giving Mr. Satan the chance to eventually redeem him and break Bidibi and Babidi's influence.
- Physical God: Not only was he a Supreme Kai, but he was the head god of all of them in U7 and the second strongest after South Supreme Kai. With a single breath attack, he managed to chop Buff Buu into pieces and blow him up. He used to be much stronger, but permanently sacrificed most of his power to seal Moro away.
- Power Limiter: Became this to Majin Buu. Because of his pure goodness and benevolence, he weakened Buu and made him easier to control. At least until Buu's Superpowered Evil Side takes over.
- The reason he exists (or more accurately, the reason why his appearance and personality exist). In Shin's original explanation, the fat Majin Buu was the original one, and all four of the other Supreme Kais were killed by him. Towards the end of the Buu arc, Shin quietly revises what he said and instead says that only two were killed, the two others (Grand and South) were absorbed instead, that this gave birth to the fat form everyone saw, and that his real original form is Kid Buu. This also meant that Super Buu, who was originally meant to be the same guy as Fat Buu and was treated as such, was retconned into being modelled after the South Supreme Kai rather than him being another aspect of Buu's nature.
- Despite being Beerus' opposite number, he didn't seem to have anywhere near the same level of power. This is addressed in the Moro arc, where it's shown that he probably was closer to that tier in the past but had to sacrifice most of his powers to seal away Moro's magic.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's the reason why Fat Buu exists. Without him, Buu would've remained the powerful Buff Buu, giving the Z-Fighters almost no chance of surviving once he's revived on Earth.note It is through his goodness that Fat Buu is able to accept Mr. Satan as a friend and changes into a good person. He's also the one who originally sealed Moro away.
- Super Breath: His breath attack that he uses to tear Buff Buu apart.
- Top God: He was the leader of the Supreme Kais in Universe 7, although he wasn't the strongest. That title goes to South Supreme Kai. He used to be the strongest, but he sacrificed most of his divine power to seal away the immensely powerful Planet Eater Moro.
- Worf Had the Flu: He could've beaten Buu, likely easily, had he not sacrificed most of his power to seal away Moro (a threat even greater than Buu and capable of delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle to both him and South Supreme Kai at the same time) much earlier.
South Supreme Kai (南の界王神, Minami no Kaiōshin, "World King God of the South")
The Supreme Kai who watched over the southern quadrant under the direction of the Grand Supreme Kai. He was the strongest Supreme Kai in Universe 7 and the only Kai able to fight and even hurt Kid Buu. His strength got him absorbed by Buu, who transformed into the mighty Buff Buu.
- The Ace: He was far and away the strongest Supreme Kai seen in the series until Zamasu stole Goku's body and later fused with an alternate version of himself using the Potara earrings. He was the only one able to hurt Kid Buu, who easily killed West and North Supreme Kai, and only lost when absorbed by surprise. In comparison, only Super Saiyan 3 Goku, Ultimate Gohan, and Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks managed the same feat. He's also the only Supreme Kai shown who stood with the Grand Supreme Kai against Moro.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In the anime filler, we see South Supreme Kai playing happily with the other Supreme Kais. He's the strongest of them all and managed to put up a fight against Kid Buu who easily stomped the other Supreme Kais, even physically ripping off his arm at one point.
- Blood Knight: Implied, as he was the only one of the Kais to train for combat, he smirks while fighting Kid Buu, and Super Buu (who is modeled after him) very much enjoys a good fight.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Due to Dragon Ball Super introducing names to the Supreme Kai, the fallen Kais real names are unknown.
- Mighty Glacier: He's stated to have been big and burly. While he's hardly slow, his size is indicated in his filler fight with Kid Buu to be something of a detriment. He was shown to possess power rivaling Buu's, but Buu's small size and maneuverability relative to him means that the latter still gains a decisive advantage.
- Physical God: The mightiest Supreme Kai seen in the series until the introduction of Zamasu (though the Grand Supreme Kai was stronger originally before sacrificing most of his power to seal away Moro). He was able to fight and hurt Kid Buu, making his power rival Super Saiyan 3 Goku from the Buu Saga.
- Posthumous Character: He's been dead for millions of years by the time of the manga, permanently absorbed by Buu. The only hints as what he was like come in the form of Super Buu's personality, as his height and physique heavily imply that this form of Buu is modeled after him.
- Reused Character Design: As a tall, muscular ginger man with a mohawk haircut, he greatly resembles Android 16 except for the Kai robes, a wider jawline and pointed ears.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He has a one-panel appearance in the manga and a two-minute appearance in the anime, but he's the reason that Super Buu even exists.
- Top God: He was a Supreme Kai who oversaw the southern quadrant and the strongest of them all in Universe 7 after the Grand Supreme Kai sacrificed most of his power to defeat Moro.
North Supreme Kai (北の界王神, Kita no Kaiōshin, "World King God of the North")
He was one of the rulers of Universe 7 who overlooked the northern quadrant of the universe under the Grand Supreme Kai, as well as an excellent swordsman. He was the second to be killed by Kid Buu during his original rampage.
- Canon Immigrant: Sorta. He's never seen in the manga, so his design is completely created by Toei. However, he was mentioned in the manga as being killed by Buu during his original rampage, just like in the anime.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Due to Dragon Ball Super introducing names to the Supreme Kai, the fallen Kais real names are unknown.
- Master Swordsman: He was handy with a sword and used it during his battle against Kid Buu. He still lost badly despite his efforts. It's implied that he tried and failed to free the Z-sword some time before his death (as Kibito's wordingnote implies at least one Kai in addition to Shin tried but not all five, and filler depicts him with a sword).
- Physical God: He's a Supreme Kai who was many times stronger than most mortals and was a capable swordsman. However, he was nothing compared to Buu.
- Single-Stroke Battle: Buu kills him in the filler flashback with one small ki blast.
- Top God: A Supreme Kai who watched and guided over the northern quadrant under the supervision of the Grand Supreme Kai.
West Supreme Kai (西の界王神, Nishi no Kaiōshin, "World Queen God of the West")
She was the ruler of the western quadrant of Universe 7 under the guidance of the Grand Supreme Kai. She's the only female Supreme Kai and only one of two females Kais ever seen in the series. She's the first to be killed by Kid Buu.
- Action Girl: She fought Kid Buu in combat. Although she stood no chance against the demon and was killed quickly, you got to give her props for trying.
- Canon Immigrant: Sorta. She is never seen in the manga, so her design is completely created by Toei. However, she was mentioned in the manga as being killed by Buu during his original rampage, just like in the anime.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Due to Dragon Ball Super introducing names to the Supreme Kai, the fallen Kais real names are unknown. Some fan works imagine her name was Lila, but this is pure speculation on their part.
- Physical Goddess: She's a Supreme Kai who was many times stronger than most mortals outside of the adult Saiyans during the Buu Saga. However, she was utterly no match for Kid Buu.
- The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female Supreme Kai in Universe 7 and only the second female Kai after East Kai.
- Top God: One of the Supreme Kais who watched over the Universe 7 and personally looked over the western quadrant.
- World's Strongest Woman: As the only female Supreme Kai, and explicitly much more powerful than Shin (who was stronger than Piccolo), she was the most powerful woman in the universe when she was alive.
A central character from the 13th DBZ movie. Trapped in suspended animation for 1000 years, Tapion is awakened from his slumber via a wish from Goku and the gang. Unfortunately, in doing so, they also unleashed the full horror of a terrible giant beast; a beast that Tapion sacrificed himself to defeat all those years ago. Tapion takes it upon himself to do away with the monster once and for all, and ultimately enlists the help of the Saiyans in his quest to do so.
He is arguably the film's main protagonist, thus making Wrath of the Dragon the only movie or special not to star a Saiyan or part-Saiyan.
- Badass Pacifist: Drops the pacifist part when he starts appearing in the Budokai games. (He doesn't seem to be able to even fly on his own in the movie.)
- Bash Brothers: He was this with his little brother Minosha. It's less 'bash' and more 'Guile Hero', though.
- Big Damn Hero: Until Goku is able to figure out a more permanent solution, Tapion's the only means of keeping Hildegarn under control, and the first few fights last only until he's able to do something about it.
- But Now I Must Go: Bulma gives him the Time Machine to go back to his time at the end of the movie.
- Composite Character: Tapion is a combination of Future Trunks and the Supreme Kai Shin. He's a sword fighter from a distant time, like Future Trunks, and someone who's against an evil wizard who is trying to revive a terrible monster, like Shin, while also combining some elements from the design of the Supreme Kai (the mohawk and the Pointy Ears), and even getting the same voice actor in the Latin American Spanish dub. This is expecially noticeable in hindsight, as Future Trunks would be looked as a Cool Big Bro by Kid Trunks in Dragon Ball Super much like Tapion was by Kid Trunks in the movie.
- Cool Big Bro: Trunks would very much like him to be this, and Tapion seems to warm up to it towards the end of the movie.
- Cool Sword: Given to (main timeline) Trunks at the end of the movie, and he'd go on to use it in the opening for GT. May or may not be the sword that Future Trunks used, depending on if Tapion came to Earth or not in that timeline (Is confusing, don't think too hard about it). For however much it's worth, Dragon Ball Xenoverse labels Future Trunks's sword as Tapion's, while Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot claims they simply look very similar, but are not the same.
- Crazy-Prepared: His people were this. After temporarily defeating and weakening Hirudegarn, the Kontasian people had the halves sealed in two brothers, and then those brothers are sealed away in music boxes, and then those boxes are sent out into space in the opposite direction of one another. It works for about a 1000 years before Hoi arrives on Earth.
- Cruel to Be Kind: He acknowledges it's very unfair to ask the young Trunks to strike him down when they had formed a close friendship, but bluntly reminds him that it's either Trunks kills him, or Hirudegarn kills everyone.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Is legitimately a hero and the savior of his race, but there's a very good reason his first action on being released is to chew everyone out for it, then get as far away from the city as is feasible.
- Defrosting Ice King: Starts up as very cold and distant, but opens up more once Trunks befriends him.
- Enemy Within: He has half of Hirudegarn inside his body, and the other half was given to his brother. He can't fall sleep or otherwise will awaken the monster. It gives him nightmares.
- Face Death with Dignity: He admits he's ready to die at the hands of Trunks if it means he takes Hirudegarn with him.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Due to the fact he only carries half of the monster, he can't simply kill himself to kill Hirudegarn along with him. During the climax, he takes all of the monster himself and ask Trunks to kill him, but the monster grew too powerful for him to handle.
- The Insomniac: Hildegarn will escape if he sleeps outside of suspended animation. Though he's shown to have terrible nightmares when he does actually sleep, it seems to be linked to Hildegarn.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Trunks, as the former is a young child while Tapion is at least 1000 years old, they still manage to bond quite quickly.
- Leitmotif: He has an ocarina theme-song that is important to the plot, as its tune can calm down the monster.
- Magic Knight: Both his ocarina and sword were given to him by a wizard, both with magical and powerful sealing properties.
- Older Than They Look: Of the suspended animation variety - he was born 1000 years ago.
- Perpetual Frowner: As he has nothing to look forward to except the likelihood of Hildegarn fully emerging, and everything he ever knew 1000 years in the past. He's a bit happier at the end of the movie.
- Pointy Ears: A Conuts-ian trait.
- The Quiet One: After arriving on Earth, at first.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The evil monster is sealed within his own body.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Technically, the evil monster is sealed inside him and then he is sealed inside the can.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Spelling doesn't change, but the Japanese version pronounces his name with a short "a" sound while the Funimation dub pronounces it with a long "a" sound.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: As someone from a distant time, Tapion is pretty much Future Trunks with a more mystic theme. This is not a bad example, however, as Tapion manages to be a pretty good substitute for Future Trunks, and is the closest kid Trunks ever got to meet his future counterpart before Dragon Ball Super.
- Theme Naming: Tapion's name is apparently a play on the word tapioca, which fits with the food-naming theme.
Minotia (ミノシア, Minoshia)
Tapion's younger brother. A hero to his home planet that sealed himself with the lower part of Hirudegarn somewhere in the south galaxy. Sadly, the evil wizard Hoi found him and awakened the demonic beast, killing the young hero.
- Casting Gag: He shares voice actress with Young Link.
- Kid Hero: He was only seven years old when he sealed half of Hirudegarn alongside his big brother.
- Posthumous Character: By the time the film starts, he has been long dead. However, Bulma gives Tapion a time machine so that he can return to his own time, in order to undo his death.
Gure is Tarble's wife who also came to Earth with him. She is very short, coming in slightly shorter than young Trunks and Goten. Her species is unknown, but she looks nothing like a Saiyan or a human.
- Canon Immigrant: Zig-zagged. The Battle of Gods movie is approved as canon by Akira Toriyama, and in it there's a line in which Bulma asks Vegeta about "that sweet and kind little brother of yours?", to which Vegeta answered that last time he heard, "he's living on some backwater planet, and I don't know which one!", but this exchange does not happen in the Super arc adaptation of the movie, so Tarble and Gure's canon status is more or less ambiguous.
- Flat Character: She is very polite, but doesn't have that much more depth and is pretty satelital to Tarble.
- Happily Married: Gure looking nothing like a human or Saiyan certainly doesn't discourage Tarble from proudly introducing her as his beloved to Vegeta.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Only relatively speaking. Tarble is twice as tall as Gure, but the shortest adult Saiyan.
- Interspecies Romance: While there's plenty of this in Dragon Ball, these two really stand out. She and Tarble are the only relationship in the franchise that doesn't involve two Human Aliens.
- Nice Girl: She is a very polite woman.
- Odd Couple: She and Tarble, to the point that it's really hard to see what he saw in her... Or, provided she's indicative of what her species looks like, what she saw in him. This is especially noticeable as she is not a strong-willed woman, something Saiyans like.
- One-Shot Character: Only appeared in Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!.
- Reused Character Design: Gure bears a strong resemblance to the Tech-Tech aliens from Neko Majin, who like the Saiyans, were also quite hostile. This species, however, also appeared in Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and the manga adaptation of Resurrection 'F', giving rise to the theory she belongs to the same race.
- Satellite Love Interest: She doesn't have any sort of characterization that doesn't rely on Tarble.
Son Goku Jr. (孫悟空ジュニア, Son Gokuu Junia)
The protagonist of the Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy TV special. He is a descendant of Goku. While he has Goku's looks and appetite, his personality is more like that of an ordinary child although that may be due to the fact that—unlike his ancestor—he wasn't Raised by Wolves. Goku lives with his great-great-grandmother Pan and endures endless Training from Hell from her as she tries to mold him into Earth's next great hero.
- Action Survivor: Before he discovered the Super Saiyan transformation, he would often be rescued from dangerous situations by sheer luck or someone else's assistance.
- Bring My Brown Pants: Often goes into panic mode when in dangerous situations.
- Canon Foreigner: So far he's only appeared in a GT TV special, and not in the manga.
- Disappeared Dad: His father is never really mentioned at all.
- Hereditary Hairstyle: Seems to be a common trait in the family.
- Identical Grandson: Great-great-great-great-grandson, technically.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: A family trait.
- Kid Hero: Becomes the main hero of the GT TV special despite being only a kid.
- Legacy Character: Named after his famous ancestor, the original Goku.
- Lovable Coward: A trait he shared with the second Gohan.
- Missing Mom: Much like the above mentioned father, not referenced at all.
- Raised by Grandparents: Pan raised and trained him herself for currently unknown reasons.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Much like Goten, he's a dead ringer for Goku when he was a kid.
- Took a Level in Badass: Becomes much tougher by the end of the special, and even tougher by the time he shows up in the final episode of the main series.
Puck (パック, Pakku)
One of the protagonists of the Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy TV special. Puck is a schoolmate of Goku Jr. who acted like a bully the first time he met Goku. However, he was intrigued by Goku's sudden show of courage as he went off in search of the Four Star Dragon Ball. He later accompanied Goku on his quest and the pair became friends.
- Ambiguously Brown: Much in the same way as Uub.
- Big Brother Mentor: He tries to act like one toward Goku Jr. once he stops picking on him.
- The Bully: At first.
- Character Development: While he started out as a seemingly simple minded bully, he later showed that he was both reliable and courageous.
- HeelFace Turn: Like his great grandfather before him, Goku Jr. is able to make friends with Puck fairly easily despite the fact that Puck started out as his bullying upperclassmen.
Vegeta Jr. (ベジータジュニア, Bejita Junia)
Vegeta and Bulma's great-great-grandson, who made his first (and thus far only, note ) appearance in the final episode of Dragon Ball GT as Goku Jr.'s opponent in the World Martial Arts Tournament Junior Division.
- Achievements in Ignorance: He managed to obtain the Super Saiyan form as a child with seemingly little effort, not even having a clue he'd done something amazing.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He has shades of this, not quite as bad as his ancestor though.
- Badass Adorable: Considering that he must have acquired his Super Saiyan transformation at about the same time as Goku Jr., despite not knowing what it's called. He seemed well versed at how it works.
- Innocent Prodigy: He didn't even know what a Super Saiyan was when he transformed during his match with Goku Jr. at the tournament.
- Identical Grandson: To his great-great-grandfather, Vegeta.
- Last Episode, New Character: He appears only in the final episode of GT.
- Legacy Character: Named after his famous ancestor, the original Vegeta.
- Pint-Sized Kid: Without his pointed hairstyle he'd most likely be shorter than Goku Jr.
- Warrior Prince: Technically he's this since he is descended (however distantly) from Saiyan royalty, but it's unlikely he even knows it.
A Japanese high school student from a more realistic Earth where the Dragon Ball series is fictional, who appears in the Spin-Off manga Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha!. After a potentially fatal accident, he is resurrected in the Dragon Ball world as Yamcha shortly before Goku starts his training with Master Roshi. Realizing Yamcha's fate throughout the series, the student seeks to make Yamcha a stronger fighter than Goku this time around.
- Alternate Self: "Yamcha" is this to Yamcha, as he is stronger, more savvy thanks to his Medium Awareness and more diligent when it comes to training than he ever was. He also lacks the facial scars of the original, presumably due to not doing the same training prior to the 23rd World Martial Arts tournament.
- Character Development: At first, he wants to survive the battle against the Saiyans so he can marry Bulma. Once the actual battle is over, however, he lets Vegeta survive after realising Trunks wouldn't be born (and unable to warn about the impending Bad Future) if he didn't get together with her.
- Chekhov's Skill: Because this kid knows what he knows, he can make his ("Yamcha's") training more efficient than it was before. He can also fake Vegeta out mid-battle by saying "Hey look, it's Beerus!", causing him to let his guard down.
- Cosmic Plaything: He was reincarnated as Yamcha as part of a "reincarnation game" played between Beerus and Champa, and is sent back to his old life after he ends the game in a tie by befriending the similarly-reincarnated Chiaotzu.
- Heroic BSoD: He becomes sad when he has an opportunity to finish off the defeated Vegeta, but realizes if Vegeta dies, Trunks won't exist. He reluctantly lets Vegeta escape while bemoaning the fact that he'll have to let Bulma, whom he had fallen in love with, get together with Vegeta.
- Going Through the Motions: He starts out copying what the real Yamcha does motion for motions, until he changes his mind about going to West City with Bulma.
- Medium Awareness: His awareness in how the series plays out allows him to survive the invasion of the Saiyans by going to Namek to train with Nail and get his potential unlocked by Guru, something none of the main characters could have known of. Him shouting to Vegeta about Beerus also saves his ass from his wrath.
- Non-Standard Character Design: In an example of Art Shift, his original identity is drawn with a complete different art style from Toriyama style from the 90's, to reflect how he is from the real world.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: While no longer being The Worf Effect incarnate and having prevented the deaths of "himself", Tien, Chiaotzu, and Piccolo due to Goku being late to the battle, he's still implied to be weaker than Goku and teams up with him to beat Vegeta, not strong enough to take him on by himself, if only because of Goku's Kaioken (as his default power level is 10,000, higher than Goku's 8,000. After this, he even realizes neither he, nor any other human, will be a match for the villains that lie ahead.
- Sequence Breaking: Decides to break from the canon story by skipping training on Earth during the wait for the Saiyans by going straight to Namek to train with Nail and get his potential unlocked by Guru.
- Smoke Shield: Survived mass bombing from the Saibamen unharmed and was wiping off his gi when the dust settled.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Thanks to his knowledge of the Dragon Ball franchise, he manages to save himself from getting blown up by a Saibamen and survives the battle against Vegeta. He also manages to escape being killed by Majin Buu as Whis sends his soul back to his original Earth before then.
- Took a Level in Badass: Because of the student's knowledge of what happens in the Dragon Ball series, including Battle of Gods, him as Yamcha not only avoids Yamcha's cruel meme of a death due to a Saibaman, but he eviscerates ALL of the Saibamen and KILLS NAPPA.
- Training Montage: To become stronger than how Yamcha was before, this Yamcha endures the brutal Training from Hell that Goku and Krillin endured from Master Roshi, trained with Korin, drank the mystic water, flew to Namek, had Lord Guru unleash his hidden potential, and trained with Nail. This all happened before the fight with Nappa and Vegeta on Earth.
- Undignified Death: Before his revival as Yamcha, the high schooler dies falling down a flight of stairs trying to get a closer look at a girl in a short skirt.
- Up to Eleven: Turns the OVER 9,000 meme on its head by having a power level that was over 10,000 (keep in mind that Goku's power level was over 8,000 in the Japanese version of the manga).
An elite student from the realistic Earth who was resurrected into the Dragon Ball world as Chiaotzu. Despite his knowledge of the Dragon Ball series, Oushou would die and be resurrected again. Going mad due to this, he sought to take over this world using the Dragon Balls.
- Alternate Self: Oushou is this to Chiaotzu, as he is stronger, more savvy thanks to his Medium Awareness and is far less of a liability.
- Character Development: After his resurrection, Oushu tried to work with the hand he was dealt and be a good guy. The problem was no matter what he did, he kept on dying to the point where he doesn't remember how many times he was resurrected. When he first actually appears in the story, he's frustrated and angry and decides to turn evil.
- Chekhov's Skill: Because he's a Dragon Ball super fan, he made his/Chiaotzu's training more efficient than it was before. It only worked so well however, as he kept on dying.
- Cosmic Plaything: He was reincarnated as Chioutzu as part of a "reincarnation game" played between Beerus and Champa, and is sent back to his old life after he ends the game in a tie by befriending the similarly-reincarnated Yamcha.
- Medium Awareness: Like "Yamcha", Oushou changes his characters destiny with his knowledge about what happens in the series.
- I Don't Know Mortal Kombat: The student regularly got first place in events in Dragon Ball Dokkan Battle, but as Chiaotzu has died dozens of times.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Unlike the boy who was reincarnated as Yamcha, the manga never shows what Oushou really looked like.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Started as good, showed up as evil and ended up good again right before the end of Beerus and Champas resurrection game.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: "Oushou" was a name he utilized online when playing Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: With all his Dragon Ball knowledge, it still wasnt enough to become a stronger warrior in the long run.
- Assist Character: In his video game debut in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors, he is an unlockable assist character.
- Badass Adorable: A cute kitten that can copy powers and is at least as strong as Buu.
- Cute Kitten: He is a small little blue magical cat.
- Cute Little Fangs: Being a cat he has these, however they are only visible when his mouth is opened.
- Easily Forgiven: Onio quickly stops seeking revenge on him after he lands on earth. This is despite the fact that Z fondled his wifes breasts, which made him angry enough to go Super Saiyan, and that him losing to Z in a fight was the reason she divorced him.
- Eyes Always Shut: Similar to Korin, his eyes are always shut.
- Gasshole: Once let out a fart so bad that it made Goku disgusted.
- Golden Super Mode: Gains what he dubs a Super Neko Majin form after seeing Onio transform into a Super Saiyan and then copying it.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: Plays soccer with Kuriza and Onio.
- Identical Grandson: Has a grandson called Neko Majin V in Dragon Ball Heroes Victory Mission.
- Master-Apprentice Chain: Trains under Goku which gives him a rather long and complex chain considering all the characters that Goku has trained under.
- Non-Indicative Name: Despite the name, he has no relation to Majin Buu.
- Power Copying: Z has the ability to copy powers and transformations of others.
- Super Speed: Demonstrates this ability multiple times in his manga.